Portland Winter Light Festival
What we need in the dead of winter is a light festival! Something to bring us all together, outside at the darkest time of year. A getaway from the gloom in our lighted palace by the river.
Returning for its second year, the Portland Winter Light Festival will illuminate even more of Portland’s cityscape, brilliantly awakening the city in the dark of winter into a glowing tapestry of light, color, artistry, performance and imagination February 1-4, 2017. Centrally hosted at OMSI and presented by Portland General Electric, this free, all-ages festival celebrates the spirit of winter and warmth of community by showcasing artists who dazzle visitors with innovative light-based artworks and performances.
The festival is an extension of the Willamette Light Brigade and is presented by Portland General Electric. In February 2016, over 30,000 attendees enjoyed nearly two dozen artists across the Southeast Waterfront, a glowing bike ride, silent disco, a light science talk series, performances, and more. As of October 2016, 42 visual artist teams and nine light and fire performance troupes have been invited to the 2017 festival, ensuring a spectacular interactive experience guaranteed to captivate visitors from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Watch the 2016 recap video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0UL2HH_3Q
Food carts will be in the OMSI North Parking Lot on Saturday night from 6pm-10pm.
OMSI’s restaurant, Theory, will be open from 6pm-9pm on Thursday & 6-10pm on Friday and Saturday. (Theory will be closed for a private event on Saturday).
The regular museum will not be open during the evening hours. The PWLF is located outside of the museum.
PWLF is an all-volunteer organization and is an event of the Willamette Light Brigade. For more information please visit the PWLF website.
Parking in the OMSI Parking Lots will be $5.
Science Pub Portland: Easter Island
Revisiting Easter Island's Mysterious Past
With Terry Hunt, PhD, Dean of the Clark Honors College and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is widely known for its mysterious past: a remote and deforested island covered with nearly a thousand giant statues. What happened and when did it happen? Rapa Nui has also become the “poster child” for societal collapse resulting from reckless human actions. In this lecture Dr. Hunt critically re-evaluates the conventional narrative for this mysterious past. He also revisits one of the most intriguing questions for the island: how were the colossal statues transported to every corner of the island. Science, history, and native traditions converge in Dr. Hunt’s widely acclaimed research on Rapa Nui’s past.
Terry Hunt is Dean of the Clark Honors College and Professor of Anthropology, at the University of Oregon. He is also Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at University of Hawai`i. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at University of Hawai`i, Hilo; his Master's Degree (First Class Honors) at University of Auckland (New Zealand); and his Ph.D. at University of Washington (1989). Dr. Hunt taught at University of Hawai`i for 25 years, and recently moved to University of Oregon in his new role as Dean. Dr. Hunt has been conducting archaeological field research in the Pacific Islands for more than 35 years. He has done extensive work in the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and Easter Island.
Science Pub Mission is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientifict background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
$2 Days at OMSI
$2 Days at OMSI
Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.
Movement in the Museum
Movement in the Museum is a new class series that explores principles of science in the actions and sensations of our moving bodies. Each class kicks off with a hands-on science activity or demonstration to explore the evening’s topic, a 1-hour dance or yoga class, and a 15-minute discussion. No previous dance or yoga experience is required. Open to ages 12 and over.
February 7 | 6-8 PM
Tickets: $15 (OMSI Members receive 15% off) - on sale soon
Species Strut: Improvisation and Dance with Damaris Webb
Anyone and everyone can be a dancer! In this class we begin with inspiration from the insects and learn about their bodies, movements, and relationships to their natural habitats. Exploring through our bodies we’ll imagine moving through vastly different scales of shapes and sizes, with multiple limbs, and maybe even with hive mind. Come ready to laugh, play and enjoy!
Questions call 503-797-4529 or email@example.com.
Reel Science: Fargo
6:30PM | Lecture: TBD
7:30PM | Movie: Fargo (Duration: 1 hr. 38 mins. | Rating: R | Year: 1996)
ABOUT THE FILM
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Science Pub Eugene: Visualizing Wildlife Migration
Visualizing the Complexities of Wildlife Migration: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Ungulates
With James E. Meacham, Executive Director and Co-founder of the InfoGraphics Lab, and Senior Research Associate in the Geography Department at the University of Oregon
Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
New wildlife GPS-collar technology is providing wildlife ecologists the opportunity to collect an immense amount of location and time-stamped data, giving new insight into animal migration and ecology that was not possible before. Mapping and visualizing complex wildlife migration data in meaningful ways presents many design challenges.
In this presentation cartographer James Meacham will focus on those design challenges encountered in the creation of thematic maps and data graphics for the in-production Atlas of Wildlife Migration: Wyoming’s Ungulates, and associated scientific and conservation publications. The recent discovery of the longest land mammal migration in the contiguous United States, the 150-mile “Red Desert to Hoback” mule deer seasonal migration is featured. Other topics covered include visualization of moose migration timing, Teton bighorn sheep’s loss of migration, and the “Path of the Pronghorn”. This project is a collaborative effort among University of Oregon cartographers and wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Migration Initiative.
James Meacham is a Senior Research Associate and Executive Director and co-founder of the InfoGraphics Lab in the University of Oregon’s Department of Geography. He received his MA in Geography at the UO in 1992. Jim is a past president of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). His interests include map and atlas design, and data visualization. He is a co-author on the Atlas of Yellowstone (2012), Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas (2010) and the Atlas of Oregon (2001) publications. He teaches cartography courses at the UO. Jim is currently the cartographic editor on the creation of the Atlas of Wildlife Migration: Wyoming’s Ungulates. Besides making atlases, he would rather be outside exploring new places.
Photo, by Mark Gocke, is of the team releasing a GPS collared mule deer during field work.
Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMSI After Dark: Sex, Love & Rock n Roll
Science gets hot and heavy—and loud! Party on this Valentine's week.
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!
21+ Only | ID's Required
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email email@example.com.
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
For more information about purchasing an OMSI After Dark Access Pass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 503.797.4634
Science Pub Corvallis: Bones and Artifacts
Ancient America: Bones and Artifacts Under Our Feet
With Loren Davis, PhD, Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University
Details coming soon!
The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public.
Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Fore more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: email@example.com.
Edible Cinema: The Princess Bride - SOLD OUT
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MATRIX ON MAY 2. TICKETS ON SALE EARLY APRIL.
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
6:30PM | Doors open, pick up your tray of numbered boxes and find a seat.
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:05PM | Movie: The Princess Bride (Duration: 1 hr. 38 mins. | Rating: PG)
Tickets are $25pp.
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
ABOUT THE FILM
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Release date: October 9, 1987 (USA)
Director: Rob Reiner
In addition to the bite-sized tasting menu, the Empirical Cafe will be serving burritos, hotdogs, grilled cheese, and movie snacks, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
The Art of the Brick
Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO® bricks from child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond. The world's largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces of inspiring artworks as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks.
The Art of the Brick Exhibit and Museum Admission
$19.75 Adult / $15.00 Senior (63+) / $13.50 Youth (3-13)
$6.00 Adult / $5.00 Senior (63+) / $4.00 Youth (3-13)
Crickets, mealworms, and beetles, oh MY! Did you know that almost a third of the world’s population eats insects as part of their daily diet? The World Health Organization recently promoted the eating of insects, known as entomophagy in the science world, as a more sustainable source of protein. Come learn all about the environmental and nutritional advantages of eating insects. We’ll try a variety of different bugs from our bug buffet, and we'll grind up crickets to use as flour for cookies!
Recommended for ages 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. One person per ticket. Time: 10AM - 12:00AM
If you have any dietary restrictions or questions, email our Food Science Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org