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School & Group Catalog

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

Eat a rainbow every day! Learn about the science of healthy foods.

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

Use scientific tools and thinking to explore Earth's moon.

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

Learn about what's under your skin, where your food goes after you eat, and what makes your body move in this introduction to the human body.

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

Explore an assortment of materials that stimulate all five senses.

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

Learn about animals that pollinate, and discover ways we can help pollinators in our neighborhoods.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier.

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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: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space

In this class, students become earthquake experts, studying the tectonic forces that trigger quakes and engineering structures to withstand them.

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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: At Your School Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

We'll explore the wacky world of electrostatics, learn how renewable technologies like wind turbines and solar cells can power our cities, and witness the awesome power of a high voltage current.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Tech + Engineering

Students explore energy options and draw conclusions about how we can best meet our energy needs.

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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: Family Engagement Format: Exhibits Grade Level: PreK-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Physical, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school's families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science.

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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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