Featured Events + Shows

Science-fueled fun for all

OMSI events and attractions spark curiosity for visitors of all ages and interests.

Choose from creative Maker Workshops, after-hours fun for the 21+ crowd, opportunities to meet local scientists, and so much more. Can’t make it to the museum? Hit the road with Rose City Astronomers for a Star Party or grab a drink at a local Science Pub.

Go ahead and explore, we have something for everyone!

OMSI After Dark

The ultimate night out! Typically the last Wednesday of the month, OMSI After Dark is a 21+ event that gathers local vendors, artisans, and science content for you to enjoy. Get ready to taste test a local brew, catch a show, or try a science demo – all while exploring the museum’s permanent exhibit halls. Browse upcoming OMSI After Darks to discover what adventure awaits.

Science Pubs

This isn’t an ordinary lecture series! Grab a drink and enjoy a relaxed presentation by local and world-renowned scientists, researchers, and leaders. With new talks scheduled every month, it’s easy to find a Science Pub that sparks your interest.

March 5, 2024 | 7 – 9pm

Science Pub Portland: Dueling Dinosaurs

Science Pub Portland: Dueling Dinosaurs: Standing Up Against T-Rex With Nico Spadafora, paleontologist and founder…

March 19, 2024 | 7 – 9pm

Science Pub Portland: Searching for Dark Matter

Science Pub Portland: Searching for Dark Matter: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe With…

April 2, 2024 | 7 – 9pm

Science Pub Portland: The Geologic History of Oregon

Science Pub Portland: The Geologic History of Oregon With Scott Burns, PhD, Professor Emeritus of…

More Events

We host so many events at OMSI we can’t fit them all on one page! Here’s a small selection of other events happening soon!

For Curious Minds Of All Kinds

Thinking of adding something unique to your OMSI experience? We offer documentary films at the Empirical Theater, unforgettable stargazing at the Kendall Planetarium, and deep diving tours of our onsite submarine.

Take a look around – you’re sure to find something that inspires you!

USS Blueback Submarine

Empirical Theater

Kendall Planetarium


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