Food at OMSI

From locally-sourced ingredients in our eatery to food-focused events, labs, and events, satisfy your appetite for lunch and learning while exploring the science behind food.

- Food Options at OMSI -

Managed by Bon Appétit, an industry leader in local sourcing and farm-table


From wood-fired pizzas to locally-sourced salads, this eatery for the curious is open to museum guests and the public alike.

Theory Hours:

TUES – FRI 11:00am – 2:00pm
SAT – SUN 11:00am – 3:00pm

Theater Café

Grab a sandwich, coffee, or pick up popcorn and your favorite movie theater candy to take into The Empirical Theater. 

Theater Café Hours:

SUN, TUES – THURS 8:30am – 5:30pm
FRI – SAT 8:30am – 8:00pm

Gingerbread Adventures

Run, run, as fast as you can, Gingerbread Adventures is back at OMSI this holiday season by popular demand! Take a sweet and smart look at the science behind a favorite activity with an exhibit that challenges expert architects and bakers to create giant gingerbread sculptures.

Food Science Events

Try food blindfolded, enjoy custom tasting menus paired with your favorite films, discover the science behind beer, and more at our Food Science events!

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Our rotating demos include learning about chocolate’s bean to bar process, snacking on bugs, exploring fizzy fruits, and other science fun!

- Located at the entrance to Theory -

Lab Experiences

Learn by doing in our food focused lab experiences, where you can make your own cheese, and craft your own cider and bitters!

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First Foods

Indigenous people today continue to respect and honor relationships to the environment through Ceremony—harvesting, eating, and protecting the First Foods. Our latest exhibit in Theory explores First Foods and Indigenous Sciences.

Private Events

Looking for the perfect venue for your event? OMSI is versatile, iconic, and all yours.