OMSI After Dark

Date: July 30, 2014
Cost: OAD $13 Non-Members, $6.50 Members, Free OAD Members
Located at: OMSI Time: 7-11pm   Access: 21+ Only, ID Required

Out of this World. Get a glimpse of astronomy at OMSI After Dark

Look up this summer and glimpse into the study of stars with OMSI.

Science nerds unite for childfree, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark!

Want to get a head start on the science fun? Drink up at happy hour starting at 5pm in Theory, a new eatery at OMSI. 

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Tips for a Great Experience:

  • We recommend purchasing your ticket(s) online in advance
  • Carpooling is encouraged
  • Bring cash for bars (credit cards accepted in Theory)
  • Event begins at 7pm, but unless noted, all activities occur throughout the night

Contact: OMSI’s Events Team Call: 503.797.4642 Email: Buy

Demonstrations & Activities

No One Can Hear You Scream

But why? Explore the science of vacuums and learn the answer plus much more.

Creating  Craters

Where astrophysics and geology collide.

Soda Bottle Rockets

It’s literally rocket science.

A View from Space

Check out OMSI's exhibit A View from Space in the Earth Hall. Since the launch of the world's first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View from Space gives museum visitors a chance to see the world from a satellite's perspective. In this highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, visitors will be able to track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study astonishing images of our planet captured by NASA's Earth Observing System, and more!

Features & Shows

Star Viewing
10-11pm on the front plaza
Starry Nights LIVE!
815 & 945 PM in the Planetarium - first come, first served.
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer.

Ben Canales, astrophotograher
730 & 9 PM in the Planetarium - first come, first served.

Discovery Dome Planetarium
730, 815, 930 & 1015 PM in the Auditorium - first come, first served.
Learn to navigate the night sky to find the constellations, stars and planets visible tonight.

Featured Exhibit: Dinosaurs Unearthed
Dinosaurs Unearthed is a comprehensive exhibition that explores the exciting discovery of feathered dinosaurs and their connection to modern day birds.

Food & Drink

Happy Hour
5-6pm in Theory
Get a jump start on the fun with happy hour in Theory, a re-imagined museum eatery that reinvents the dining experience. Enjoy food and drink specials for one hour prior to OMSI After Dark.


OMSI's eatery, Theory, will be open from 5-9:30pm. Come see where food meets science and check out the delivious menu featuring pizza, salad, fries and more!

Beer and wine will be available at two bars throughout the museum and in Theory.

Upcoming OMSI After Dark Events

OMSI After Dark: Out of This World
Wed. Jul. 30, 7-11pm at OMSI
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OMSI After Dark: Under the Sea
Wed. Aug. 27, 7-11pm at OMSI
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OMSI After Dark: Brewfest
Wed. Sep. 24, 6-10pm at OMSI
Science is Brewing. 4th annual Brewfest at OMSI After Dark. Don’t just drink beer, learn beer! At…
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OMSI After Dark: Spirits
Wed. Oct. 29, 6-10pm at OMSI
Spirits. Celebrate with spirits at OMSI After Dark. Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the…
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OMSI After Dark: Fire & Ice
Wed. Dec. 3, 6-10pm at OMSI
Fire & Ice. OMSI After Dark gets hot (and cold). Where else can you find Antarctic researchers…
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Private Events

Looking to host your own event?

OMSI offers event space that can accommodate 12-2,500 people with sustainable food services provided by Bon Appétit. Our interactive exhibits and riverfront views makes OMSI your unique event destination.