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Member Exclusive: Virtual Program Series

We're excited to announce that OMSI is offering a series of first-come, first-served, virtual programming for members on various dates throughout January, February, and March! Tour The Life & Legacy of Genghis Khan, examine crime scene chemistry, learn about the function of sight with a cow eye dissection, and more. Check out program details below and keep an eye on your emails from OMSI to receive your unique member passcode to join this exciting educational series.

Monday, January 18 - 1 PM
Lights, Camera, Reaction
Solutions that instantly change color, giant piles of foam, great balls of fire and more! See a variety of chemical reactions and learn how to recognize when chemical reactions are happening.

Thursday, January 28 - 5 PM
All About Earthquakes
What causes one earthquake to be destructive when others can barely be felt? Learn about earthquake safety and explore interesting facts about earthquakes with a simple model experiment.

Saturday, February 6 - 10 AM
Frog Dissection
Learn about comparative anatomy with an OMSI educator as they dissect a frog to explore connections among various organ systems. 

Thursday, February 18 - 5 PM
Volcanoes
What causes volcanoes and where do you find them? Find out how different magmas form different volcanoes.

Saturday, February 27 - 10 AM
Cow Eye Dissection
Join an OMSI educator as they dissect a real cow eye. With this dissection, you'll see how each component of the eye is important for the function of sight.

Tuesday, March 9 - 3:30 PM
Simple Machine Series: Wheels, Axles, and Gears
Roll with us in the moving world of wheels and axles as we explore the main types of simple machines. 

Thursday, January 21 - 5 PM
Scales, Claws, and Expanding Jaws
Slide, slither and hop into herpetology—the science of reptiles. See snakes, lizards and turtles up close in order to study the features which make this class of animals unique.

Saturday, January 30 - 10 AM
Cow Eye Dissection
Join an OMSI educator as they dissect a real cow eye. With this dissection, you'll see how each component of the eye is important for the function of sight.

Thursday, February 11 - 5 PM
Genghis Khan Tour
Travel back in time to learn about 13th-century Mongolia through stories, historical artifacts, and the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most controversial figures.

Saturday, February 20 - 10 AM
What's the Matter
Explore hot ice, floating fog, and exploding liquid to investigate different states of matter.

Tuesdays in March- 3:30 PM
Four-part Simple Machine Series
This Simple Machine Series for early childhood learners walks through everyday examples on machines, touches on the importance of simple machines, and includes fun hands-on activities you can experiment with at home!

Tuesday, March 16 - 3:30 PM
Simple Machine Series: Inclined Planes
Join us for the up-and-down world of inclined planes as we explore the main types of simple machines.  

Saturday, January 23 - 10 AM
Genghis Khan Tour
Travel back in time to learn about 13th-century Mongolia through stories, historical artifacts, and the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most controversial figures.

Thursday, February 4 - 5 PM
Squid Dissection
Explore the insides of a squid to learn how the beak, ink sac and other adaptations help this odd, underwater organism survive.

Saturday, February 13 - 10 AM
Crime Scene Chemistry
Someone's been mischievous in the Chemistry Lab, but fortunately we can solve this mystery using chemistry! We'll identify mystery powders, investigate blood types, and unlock the power of chromatography. 

Thursday, February 25 - 5 PM
Pyromania
Explore the chemistry of combustion through some of our top favorite flammable experiments.

Tuesday, March 2 - 3:30 PM
Simple Machine Series: Levers
Join us for the lifting world of levers as we explore the main types of simple machines. 

Tuesday, March 23 - 3:30 PM
Simple Machine Series: Putting it all together
In the final installment of the Simple Machines Series, we'll showcase pulleys, screws, and wedges, and wrap up our explorations with an at-home challenge! 

 

Why Members Make A Difference

An independent and beloved Oregon nonprofit for 75 years, OMSI is dedicated to providing inclusive science exploration for communities across the region. However, we do not receive state or federal funds for operating expenses. We rely on memberships, earned revenue, and contributions to provide a financial base for engaging science learning.


What Your Membership Will Do

The financial support of a membership is more important than you realize. As soon as you become an OMSI member, you start supporting your community. While you’re enjoying your member benefits such as free admission to Dinosaurs Revealed, discounts on special exhibits, events, summer camp, submarine tours, and more, you're also making it possible for OMSI to share the wonders of science with people across the region and supporting your entire community through accessible science education.

Members play an essential role in this important work, and we need your support now.

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When will the membership start? Renewed and new memberships start immediately upon purchase and will be valid for a full year. Gift memberships will start when the gift recipient activates it (online or at the museum) and will be valid for one full year.

Membership Benefits


Unlimited museum general admission and discounted admission to special exhibits, workshops, and events

Store, cafe, and restaurant discounts

Invitations to member-only events

Memberships may be tax deductible depending on the amount. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Submarine, movie, and planetarium vouchers

20% discount on camps & classes

$10 annual parking pass

Admission Access


We’re committed to making science-fueled fun available for all. We offer several access programs including Arts for All, Membership Access, and Educator Previews.

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