National Parks Adventure | 3D
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.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.
Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Oceanintroduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Space Junk | 3D
After half a century of space exploration we are now faced with what has long been a staple of science fiction – an orbiting junkyard of cast-off space debris. With media headlines periodically warning us of debris falling from the skies, orbital debris – or "space junk" – has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. But what is space junk? How did it get there? Just how big, and serious, is the problem?
Narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, Space Junk is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet's orbits. From the stunning depths of Arizona's Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits 22,000 miles above earth, the film offers dramatic visuals, both real and animated, to describe the threat of orbital debris.
Former NASA scientist and the "Father of Space Junk," Don Kessler reaches back to the beginning of our solar system for understanding and guides us through the challenges we face in protecting our orbits for the future. At risk is the future of space exploration and the safety of the extensive satellite network that powers our modern day communication systems. This visually explosive journey of discovery weighs the solutions aimed at restoring Earth's orbits.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Science Pub Hillsboro: Zircons are Forever
Zircons are Forever: Dating Rocks to Tell Earth's Story
With Leslie Moclock, Curator at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Doors Open at 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Everyone knows that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. But have you ever wondered how we figured out that number? Come discover the secrets of geochronology and learn how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils. From maps and sledgehammers to radioactive crystals and cutting-edge electronics, this talk illuminates the tools and techniques used to investigate the history of our Earth.
Leslie Moclock is the curator at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, OR. She has a MS in Geology from the University of California-Davis, where her master's research focused on unraveling the timing of fault motion in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is experienced with zircon uranium/lead dating and mica argon-40/argon-39 dating techniques as well as geologic mapping and structural analysis. Now at the Rice Museum, she is passionate about interpreting science topics for the general public.
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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia stars the voice talents of Idris Elba, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jason Bateman.
"Zootopia is one of my favorite animated movies. Not one of my favorite animated movies of the last year or two, or of the last decade, or in recent memory. It's one of my favorite animated movies, period." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 108 mins. | Rating: PG
Included in General Admission | The Earth Science Hall also houses the Paleo Lab, where staff and volunteers excavate real dinosaur and ancient Oregon fossils from plaster casts in a setting open to the public.
Included in General Admission | Discover the hair-raising effects of static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator and view some of the first phonographs ever made at the Physics Lab.
Included in General Admission | The Vernier Technology Lab features engaging, in-depth units on different aspects of technology, including Security, Biomedical, Robots and Computers, Communications, and Household Technology. The units rotate frequently, so that every time you visit OMSI you'll find something new to do in the lab!
Included in General Admission | The Watershed Lab allows visitors to create their own rivers; watch salmon develop from eggs to smolts; explore the microscopic world that supports us all, and see how we all fit into the region we call the Northwest.
Art of Science: DUPLO Blocks (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | Join us for some fun as we play with a childhood classic: DUPLO blocks!
Included in General Admission | The Chemistry Lab offers a wide variety of hands-on experiments and activities, and gives visitors the opportunity to safely mix, measure, and pour chemicals. The Chem Lab website is also the home of Experiencing Chemistry, a unique online resource for chemistry curriculum and engaging experiments.
Life Science Lab
Included in General Admission | The Life Lab, located in OMSI's Life Science Hall is a place of continual change, where exhibits, experiments and the public meet in a more intimate way than in the Halls. The Lab includes a large collection of live animals and a young children's table with lots of fun activities and experiments to allow our younger visitors to explore the life sciences.