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.
The Hateful Eight
Nominated for three Academy Awards -- Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and Best Original Score -- Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight features a compelling cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Zoë Bell.
The story begins six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, with a stagecoach hurtling through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren , a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage, and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
"This is one of the best movies of the year." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 167 mins. | Rating: R
From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.
Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+
Science Pub Portland: History of Evolution
Why Was Darwin on the HMS Beagle? The History of Evolution as World History
with Richard H. Beyler, PhD, Professor of History at Portland State University
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
HMS Beagle is famous today as the ship on which Charles Darwin sailed around the world in the years 1831 to 1836. This voyage sparked many of the ideas that led to his theory of evolution though natural selection. Yet the voyage of this British navy vessel was not planned in order to ferry this young naturalist across the oceans: his presence on board was almost a coincidence. This presentation is about how the story of Darwin's early development as a naturalist intersects with the history of international politics, naval strategy, imperial expansion, global trade, and anti-slavery activism.
Richard Beyler is a professor of history at Portland State University, where he teaches history of science and intellectual history.
Dinner will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance to reserve a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.
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Antarctica: On The Edge
Antarctica lives in our dreams as the most remote, most forbidding continent on Earth. Yet it is also a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of marine life along its edges: several species of penguins, tens of thousands of seals, humpback, Minke and killer whales, and dozens of different seabirds including giant, soaring albatrosses. It is arguably the most stunning, the most breathtaking place on the planet. Because of all the ice that covers and surrounds it, Antarctica changes every season, every day, every hour; its beauty is never the same twice.
But the nine-hundred-mile long Peninsula that juts out from the continent like a long finger is changing faster than anywhere on the planet, thanks to both warming air and sea temperatures.
Traveling to Antarctica from the tip of South America by sailboat and then along the Peninsula by sea kayak, foot, small plane and dive gear, we will take a look at this one-of-a-kind place and bring back a unique perspective on our planet’s most remote region and the incredible wildlife that call it home.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Art of Science: Mini Booklets
Included in General Admission | Our theme for February is storytelling, so join us in crafting mini booklets this week. We’ll have all the materials you need to draw or write a booklet to take home.
Learn about the reactions that go into making soap and why the product is so great at cleaning. Make soap from scratch to take home! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
One ticket, per batch of soap. | Maximum three participants, per ticket.
OMSI After Dark: Gaming
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 taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
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
Gaming - From the screen to the table, it’s all about games! Talk to local game developers about games they are creating, learn what new games are on the horizon, and see how many games you can play in one night in the Game Masters exhibition, on view Feb. 13—May 8.
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 Members.
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Art of Science: Story Stones
Included in General Admission | Use our story stones to create elaborate stories with your child. Please note this is a fun game to play at OMSI, not a take home craft activity.
Game Masters in Training
Do you have what it takes to be a Game Master? Test your skills in this class that explores the creative and strategic planning required for video game story and character development. Participants will storyboard their own game segments and imagine new characters for classic games. Ages 8+, families and/or groups strongly encouraged.
This is a limited edition class designed to accompany our featured exhibit, Game Masters.
How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers, and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults.
Ages 4 – 7
Electricity & Magnetism
How do electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible? And how did scientists build on each other’s discoveries to make useful transformations of energy? Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible as you play with magnets, motors, and generators in this hair raising and shocking Lab.
One ticket, per person.