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OMSI After Dark: Pickle It!

June 28, 2023 | 6-10pm

OMSI After Dark: Pickle It!

Join us for OMSI After Dark: Pickle It!
Let the fermented feast begin! Learn how to make pickles, sauerkraut and more.


21+ Only | A valid government issued ID is required for entry for all attendees.


OMSI After Dark Tickets (Tickets on sale: May 15, 2023)
$25pp | Ticket includes all activities listed below.
OMSI members receive a 15% discount.

Science Demonstrations
-In A Pickle | Life is full of hard choices. Let's explore decision making through a couple of thought experiments.
-Fermentation and the Microbiome | It's not just about what you can do for fermentation, but also what fermentation can do for you... and your gut!
-Flash Pickling | Come see how to instantly brine some veggies into quick pickles using science!

Activities Happening All Night
-Explore our featured exhibit Orcas: Our Shared Future. Please note: access to the exhibit will close at 9:15PM.
-Explore Wild Creativity in the Natural Science Hall.
-Explore the Turbine Halls brain teasers, design challenges, shake house and more.
-DJ Music by Freeform Portland KFFP | Turbine Hall

Timed Activities
Planetarium Shows: (First come, first served. Limited capacity.)
--6:45 and 8:15PM | Laser Prince
--7:30 and 9:00PM | Laser Radiohead
Empirical Theater Lectures
--7:30PM | Slow Food with Beth Gates
Around the Museum
-- TBA

Pickle Vendors
Camellia Grove KombuchaCan U NotChoi's Kimchi CoCreole Me UpFermentistaThe Good PickleGood WolfHot Winter SauceKurzhal Family Kickin' PicklesLucky LarderNWFermentsOregon BrineworksRose City PepperheadsSeattle Pickle Co

Artisan Food Samplers
Big Fun BeveragesFire on the Mountain Buffalo WingsGround Breaker BrewingHenry Higgins Boiled BagelsMarshall's Haute SauceRogue (Spirits Division)Ruzzo - Sparkling Hard CitrusSilagy SauceTopo ChicoVida MateWild Craft Ciderworks

Themed Vendors
Good Rain FarmKaugThe People's CourtsPickle BallerzPortland Fermentation FestivalThe Portland PicklesThe People's CourtsSlow Food Portland

Community Spotlight
The Fossil Team

Food and Beverage
-Our Theory restaurant will be open from 5-10pm! Get a head start with early access from 5-6pm. Grab dinner or a drink before the event begins at 6pm.
-Bars with wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages.

Questions? Email events@omsi.edu.
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4000 x0

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event 21 and over only?

Yes, you must be 21+ to attend. Minors are not allowed. Everyone must present a valid government issued ID.

If I'm unable to attend, can I get a refund?

Yes. If your plans change, if you are feeling sick or have been potentially exposed to COVID please stay home. To request a refund email concierge@omsi.edu or call 503.797.4000 x0. We will give refunds until 5pm the night of the event.

Is there food and beverage at this event?

Yes, our restaurant, Theory will be open. Plus, we will have 2-3 bars with beer, wine, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. We also typically have a couple artisan vendors giving out free samples of alcohol or snacks.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Beginning in June, the parking situation is changing and there could be a small fee.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

OMSI After Dark is sponsored by First Tech Credit Union.

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