The Antarctic Files: Part II

The final flight of the season left the South Pole on Friday, February 14. The departure of that plane officially marked the end of the summer season here. For winter-overs this is a big milestone in our year—there won’t be another plane arriving for over eight months. We, a group of 41 individuals, are now effectively stranded in the heart of Earth’s coldest, driest continent and the dark of winter is approaching. But much of the work over the past few months has been to prepare us for these conditions, ensuring that we have adequate resources and provisions for the task.

iPhones, Tablets, Apps and... Kids

Recently we received an iPad in Science Playground through a grant introducing mobile technology on the museum floor. To be honest, we were a bit lost on the best ways to use it at first. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends zero screen time for kids under two years, and many parents and early childhood caregivers are wary of exposing young kids to mobile technology.

The Antarctic Files: Part I

Hi. My name is Nicholas Papke and I used to volunteer in the Physics Lab at OMSI. I had to take a break from that role because I am spending the year at a faraway place – the South Pole!

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part V

While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are plenty of stories to tell.

OMSI on Hassalo Street 

The Tryptophan Myth

Food Science is happening! Expect to see many fun activities, games and demonstrations taking place just inside the entrance of Theory, OMSI’s eatery. Stop by our food science cart to experience the difference between flavor and taste, learn about what’s in your food, or put your science goggles and lab coats on to test foods for the presence of protein.

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