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OAD: Sweet Shoppe

December 6, 2023 | 6-10pm

For 21+ Only

Join us for OMSI After Dark: Sweet Shoppe!

DECEMBER 6, 6-10PM | $25 per person | 15% OMSI member discount

Find your new favorite sweet treat, learn the science behind what sugar does to your body and explore the difference between milk, dark, and white chocolate.

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.

Timed Activities

6:45 | Laser Holiday Magic
7:30 | Laser Beyonce
8:15 | Laser Nutcracker Fantasy
9:00 | Laser Lady Gaga
Around the Museum
7:30 & 8:15 | The Science of Ice Cream | Workshop by the OSU Food Innovation Center

7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 | A Beat Happening | Theory
OMSI Photo Booth
Risk of Change | Roaming
A-WOL Dance Collective | Main Lobby

Science Demonstrations

Sugar Flares | Come check out how great of a fuel sugar can really be!

Graham Cracker Quakes | Can you engineer a sugary house that can withstand the OMSI earthquake simulator?

Marshmallows in Space | What happens when you put sugary fluff into the vacuum of space? Let’s find out!

Flavor Tripping with Miracle Berries | What if the world was made of candy? Or, what if it just tasted like it? Sample a tablet that tricks your taste buds and makes sour things sweet!

Sugar, Spice, and a Renewable Energy Device | Come make some waves, generate electricity, and see how much energy it takes to make your favorite sweets!

Sugar & Silicon Symphony: The Art of Baking Bits | Discover the amazing technology behind the making of computer chips! From the initial design to the final assembly process, explore the fascinating world of computer chip fabrication and see how a tiny chip can make a huge impact in our lives.

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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