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School & Group Catalog

Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Early Childhood

Explore the wonderful, wiggly world of worms and their important role in composting.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Learn the basics of density and buoyancy through a series of hands-on engineering challenges.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 2-12, Adult Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this exceptional film transforms how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, demonstrating how engineers push the limits of innovation

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Earth + Space
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-6 Topic: Earth + Space, Life
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Your group will be blown away when you experience weather OMSI-style with our flaming tornado and indoor lightning.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Earth + Space

Find out why earthquakes happen, where they happen, and why some are devastating while others are barely felt.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features of Earth to our cosmic neighbors.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Learn about the importance of climate and carbon while looking at the scientific evidence behind climate change.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Handle an assortment of rocks and fossils to figure out how to identify and define fossils.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students examine different soils and rocks and explore how these are affected by water.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 6-12 Topic: Earth + Space

Discover how paleontologists try to solve the mystery of long-dead creatures and what counts as scientific evidence.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-2 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Our solar system is a big place. Discover just how big in this introductory lab for young space explorers.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Learn about renewable energy and how to harness wind power for a sustainable future.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Life

Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Starting from ancient times, learn about the history of planetary discovery, especially that of Pluto, and how it has led to an amazing mission to explore the Kuiper Belt. 

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Visit a world where liquid rock breaks against a pitch-black shoreline of molten lava, and explore a place where a burnt-out sun spins madly above a lonely planet.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Visit a world where liquid rock breaks against a pitch-black shoreline of molten lava, and explore a place where a burnt-out sun spins madly above a lonely planet.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: K-12, Adult Topic: Life, Early Childhood

A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Join world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a fascinating look at how some reptiles from the dinosaur age were able to defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Physical

The awesome destructive power of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornadoes is examined as scientists seek to understand how these natural disasters are triggered and what can be done to minimize their deadly effects. 

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Life

Explore the great white shark’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-6 Topic: Earth + Space
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

See breathtaking images from the Hubble Space Telescope, experience the eventual collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, then sweep through the Valles Marineris canyon.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Catch the breeze as you put your engineering and design skills to the test. Students will create a model of an offshore wind and wave energy farm that produces as much energy as possible. Will surprise challenges leave you washed ashore or sailing the high seas?

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