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OAD: Spirits

October 25, 2023 | 6-10pm

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Join us for OMSI After Dark: Spirits!

OCTOBER 25, 6-10PM | $50 Tasting Package / $25 General Admission | 15% OMSI member discount

Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween—costumes encouraged!

OMSI After Dark is for the 21-and-over only crowd, where you can drink beer or wine and roam the museum with no kids around. We have science demos, performances, DJ’s, artisan food and beverage vendors and more.

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

Activities Happening All Night

Orcas: Our Shared Future

Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture, and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “Killer Whales.”

Please note, access to the exhibit will close at 9:15pm

Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom

Explore how animals use tough armor, powerful venom and poison, sneaky camouflage and mimicry, and stunning speed and sound to fend off, evade and trick predators.

Turbine Hall

Explore the Physics Lab, brain teasers, design challenges, the Epicenter, earthquake simulator and more.

Featuring DJ music by Freeform Portland.

Science Demonstrations

Ultraviolet! | When haunted houses or dance parties have black lights, some items glow particularly well in that setting. Come learn a bit about fluorescent chemistry.

Ghost in a Bottle | Experience some spooky science and learn how to put the pressure on a ghost and release them from their bottle.

Timed Activities

Planetarium Shows
6:45 | Laser Halloween
7:30 | Laser Smashing Pumpkins
8:15 | Laser Stranger Things 4
9:00 | Laser Lady Gaga

Empirical Theater Lectures
6:45 | Creating Film FX (Gremlins, The Fly) with Chris Walas

Around the Museum
Portland Ghostbusters (roaming)
DJ Prashant | Auditorium
Slow Camera Paparazzi (roaming)

OMSI Photo Booth

Our Vendors

Food + Beverage

Our Theory restaurant will be open from 5-10pm! Grab dinner or a drink before the event begins at 6pm. Enjoy wine, beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Email events@omsi.edu or call 503.797.4000 x0.

Is this event 21 and over only?

Yes, you must be 21+ to attend. Minors are not allowed. <strong>Everyone</strong> 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 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?

Parking is $2 for after-hours events.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Our partners help us propel science learning into the future. Thank you for being part of our mission to engage, inform and inspire curiosity!

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