School + Community Programs

Sparking curiosity across the region

Looking to build an unforgettable experience for your students, teachers, and families? OMSI offers a wide range of events and programs designed to spark curiosity and wonder for learners of all ages.

Join us for outdoor school adventures, museum field trips, community events, hands-on science and more. Explore our programs and start building your OMSI experience today!

Outdoor School

Outdoor School gives students a chance to get outside and learn about the world while forging connections with their teachers, parents, and classmates.  With a menu of classes, we can tailor this multi-day, overnight experience for each group.

In Your Community

What do a portable planetarium, an inflatable whale, and a bearded dragon have in common? They all hit the road to bring OMSI fun to schools across the region.

Classroom Labs

Book a hands-on science lab for your classroom or community. These 1-hour programs are perfect for smaller groups to explore science process skills.


You provide the stage, we’ll bring the explosions! OMSI assemblies engage science learners of all ages with eye-popping demonstrations and curious moments.

Silhouette of a child pointing at a picture of the earth in space

Portable Stars

Let OMSI bring the planetarium to you. Our unique pop-up planetarium showcases the wonder of the night sky through live presentations and films.

Museum Field Trips

Get out of the classroom and into the museum for learning and non-stop fun!

Field trips include four permanent exhibit halls and one rotating exhibit. Make advanced reservations for groups of 12 or more to receive special group rates.

Reserved Labs

Enhance your field trip by booking a reserved lab! These 1-hour programs range in topic from Chemistry, Physics, Life Science, and Earth Science.

Lab Series

Learn even more with reserved lab series! Lab series are taught over the course of 5 different sessions. Enjoy 5 days of programming!


Join us in the OMSI Auditorium for an engaging stage show! Assemblies engage science learners of all ages with eye-popping demonstrations.

Empirical Theater

Explore new places through documentary films at the Empirical Theater

Kendall Planetarium

Experience unforgettable stargazing in the Kendall Planetarium.

USS Blueback Submarine

Embark on a deep diving tour and get a sneak peek into the life on a real submarine.

Community + Family Events

Family Science Nights

Family Science Nights are exclusive events for your school or community organization. Enjoy access to OMSI’s exhibits and attractions while encouraging family involvement in science learning.

Science Festivals

Bring the spirit of OMSI to your community. OMSI Educators will fill 10-12 tables with science equipment and challenges that are guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages and offer an unforgettable learning experience.

Need Help Planning?

We know what it takes to coordinate groups of students—we’ve been doing it for years! Contact us to find answers and resources for painless planning.


OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. Explore financial aid resources for school and community programs.

Two students running chemistry experiments.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

OMSI’s school and community programs are made possible with support from Toyota.