NOV. 16, 2019 – JAN. 2, 2020

Take a sweet and smart look at the science behind building gingerbread houses! Expert bakers, architects, designers, and construction firms worked together to build towering sculptures to marvel at—and vote for!

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Holiday Happenings at OMSI

Looking to keep the festive fun going all day long? After a visit to Gingerbread Adventures, make sure to check out other holiday happenings around the museum. 

The Polar Express

Watch snowflakes float down and feel the train rumble when The Polar Express arrives on the largest screen in Portland! Based on the award-winning children's book, this enchanting story chronicles a young boy's extraordinary train ride to the North Pole.  

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Holiday Laser Magic

Celebrate the season! Take a trip through a winter wonderland filled with dazzling animated laser effects and holiday music favorites. 

 

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

REEL Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Experience the Griswolds' disastrous family Christmas like never before. 

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Exquisite Creatures

Experience how awe-inspiring the natural world can be through the intricate design of its inhabitants. Examine the connections between art, science, and nature.

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How Does Cookie Crumble? 18+ Workshop

Design, build and test your own quake-proof gingerbread house. Put your tasty tower on OMSI's shake table to see if it will survive the Big One! This workshop is suggested for ages 18+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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How Does Cookie Crumble? All Ages Workshop

Design, build and test your own quake-proof gingerbread house. Put your tasty tower on OMSI's shake table to see if it will survive the Big One! This workshop is suggested for all ages.

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Major Sponsor

 

US Bank

Supporting Sponsor

Macy's

NOV. 30, 2019 - JAN. 1, 2020

Give them the perfect gift (even if it’s for yourself—renewals included!) An OMSI membership means they can explore new galaxies, engage in hands-on and possibly exploding experiments, solve creative design challenges, and more—all year long, and all for the love of science.

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