Food Science Demos
Included in General Admission | Located in the entrance to Theory, Food Science Demos feature hands-on activities and experiments all about the science behind the food we eat. Visitors can test foods for protein, learn how much sugar is in certain drinks, test soil pH for planting vegetables, put together a map of Oregon agriculture and much, much more!
National Parks Adventure
Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Local support for National Parks Adventure provided by Airstream Adventures Northwest.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it follows the efforts of the First Order, a group that is the successor to the Galactic Empire, to eliminate Luke Skywalker and the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, opposes the First Order while searching for Luke to enlist his aid.
"It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Art of Science: DUPLO Designs (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | Work together with your little ones to count, match, imagine and build with this fun spin on this classic toy.
For ages 0-6
Included in General Admission | Located in the Science Playground, the Discovery Lab offers a variety of creative, hands-on activities exclusively for children ages 0-6. Our Art of Science table activity changes weekly and may change without previous notice.
Please call 503.239.7841 for most up-to-date information on Science Playground and Discovery Lab activities.
Journey To Space
A celebration of space exploration, Journey to Space is a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit – a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Beautifully and inspiringly chronicling our history in space – including the shuttle program, MIR, the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope – Journey to Space recognizes these milestones in the context of our future in the cosmos, what we’ve learned, and how to apply this knowledge to deep space missions. The film takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes tour of the international effort to send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years, culminating in a virtual voyage to the Red Planet. Dazzling and meticulous computer imagery depicts the new machines that will soon enter into our lexicon – Orion, Olympus, SLS rockets – spacecraft, habitats, landers, and vehicles necessary to achieve interplanetary travel, touchdown and colonization.
Journey to Space taps into the same human fervor and fascination that makes science fiction so popular, our unquenchable drive to explore and discover what lies beyond. This film, though, is not fiction. Mars is the next step in what will be an unending human odyssey to explore the cosmos. Journey to Space is about the next chapter, a vision certain to inspire today’s young explorers and dreamers. It is time to take the next great leap into space. It is time for our species, in the words of Carl Sagan, to “set sail across the cosmic ocean.” Next stop… Mars!
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Presented by Toyota and Boeing, Journey to Space is an immersive film produced by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Additional production support and consultation was provided by The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Space Center, the California Science Center and NASA.
OMSI's presentation of Journey to Space is supported by the Portland Metro Toyota Dealers Association.
Flight of the Butterflies
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Science Pub Portland: Cancer
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto: Advances in Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
With Dr. William Winter, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist at Legacy Medical Group
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
It was not that long ago that radical cancer surgery meant days, if not weeks, of hospital recovery. Add to that weeks to months of at-home recovery, and the time lost from home, social and work activities was staggering. Additional cancer treatments had to be delayed sometimes to the point of being “too little too late.” Conventional laparoscopy was not felt to have a role in treatment of the cancer patient and radical surgery. In the late 1990s all of that changed.
In this talk, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Will Winter will describe the advancement of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with robotics. From the perspective of a resident trained in open surgery, a fellow trained in conventional MIS, to his adoption of robotic technology in his practice, Dr. Winter will share his experience with the transition of surgical techniques over the last few decades. He will discuss both the pros and cons of these new technologies and future developments.
William E. Winter, III, M.D. is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist, specializing in the surgical and medical care of women with gynecologic cancers – ovarian, uterine, and cervical, amongst others. He completed medical school at University of Virginia. He traveled to the West Coast to do his residency training in OB/GYN at the Oregon Health and Science University. He completed his fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. After a four year stent as an attending surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio teaching residents, he returned to Portland to join his former mentors and is now part of the Legacy Medical Group/Knight Cancer Collaborative. He continues to teach both OB/GYN residents and MIS fellows with special interests in robotic surgery, ovarian cancer, and clinical research. He has been voted a Portland Monthly Top Doctor the last eight years running. He is married to an Internist, who is much smarter than he is, and has two charming daughters. In his spare time, Dr. Winter also plays lead guitar for a band of gynecologic oncologists, N.E.D., playing across the country to raise awareness for women’s cancers.
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Action-packed and inspirational, Wild Ocean explores the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature's great migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and millions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind.
Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythm of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources. Hope is alive on the Wild Coast, where Africa meets the sea.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Included in General Admission | Details coming soon!
Wild Africa | 3D
Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place. Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.
It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Laser Def Leppard
Let's Get Rocked
Bringing on the heartbreak
I Wanna Touch You
Let it Go
Tear it Down
Rock of Ages
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages