Upcoming Member Night!

Member Night: Friday, September 28 from 6-9pm. An opportunity to see our newest exhibitions, Grossology and RACE. This very special evening features a full schedule of family-friendly activities and demonstrations, such as:

  • Meet batman! 
  • Make your own buttons and masks 
  • Special food menu available for purchase 
  • Segway rides 
  • FREE 7pm showing of Life: A Cosmic Story in the Planetarium (first-come-first-served) 
  • Stay for the 9pm showing of the Dark Knight Rises (Ticket Prices Apply) 

Members, time to flex your memory!

Did you know that things you find interesting are easier to remember because they are more likely to “imprint” in your brain? Furthermore, discovering things in your world that are interesting is actually good for you.

So excited for PDX Mini Maker Faire, local crafter can’t sleep at night

Similar to the medieval markets of a well fortified village, craftsmen, artists, builders and people who know the business end of a trebuchet are getting together in just a few weeks to show off their mad skills. Unlike the good old pre-industrial age, though, this faire has a decidedly tech inclination, with robot builders, Arduino programmers, 3D printers and a whole mess of folks who do cool things with LEGO bricks demonstrating what their eclectic organizations and businesses are up to.

Rising Stars Show Off… Demos!

As the toy car whooshes past at lightning speed, you realize that it’s hovering inches above the ground. The fan begins to spin and it moves faster than you thought possible! Is it magic? Is it using the force? No, it’s science!

Cooking Up Science: Ice Cream, You Scream!

As hot weather creeps towards Oregon, the thoughts of many turn to usual summer pastimes: swimming, hiking, barbeques, and of course, ice cream! Beyond the love affair with our taste buds, there’s a lot of cool science behind this sweet treat. Keep reading to learn what makes ice cream so sweet and smooth, and how you can make it at home without any fancy equipment!

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