Squid Dissection

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Squid Dissection

Participants will look for clues in the squid anatomy to figure out how these animals live. One squid per ticket, maximum two people per squid.

To reserve a space for Squid Dissection, buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.


Squid Dissection

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Squid Dissection

Participants will look for clues in the squid anatomy to figure out how these animals live. One squid per ticket, maximum two people per squid.

To reserve a space for Squid Dissection, buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.


Science Pub McMinnville

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Science Pub McMinnville

"Paper, Plastic, or Cotton Tote Bag? Life Cycle Assessments of Everyday Items"


Every day we are confronted with choices that impact our environment: Paper, plastic, or reusable tote bag? Disposable plastic cup or reusable ceramic mug? Prius or Hummer? How do we really know what’s best for the environment? Learn more about how we evaluate the environmental impacts of various materials and products and some of the fundamental principles of green chemistry and sustainability as well. Warning: your intuition about environmental impacts is not always right!


Science Pub Portland

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Science Pub Portland

"The Evolution of Oregon's Dynamic Geologic History"


Agate to Opal: Gems of the Northwest

OMSI has been a hands-on science museum from the beginning, but it may surprise some people that we also feature collections! In fact OMSI houses over 30,000 pieces including natural history, ethnographic and historical objects. We also partner with other museums and institutions to bring their collections to the public.

Brain Fair

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Brain Fair


FIRST Tech Challenge

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FIRST Tech Challenge

Don't miss the action when high school robotics teams converge on OMSI for a day of mechanical madness at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) regional competition. Each team is given a kit of a LEGO NXT brain to design and build robots to compete in the challenge. Winners of the FTC regional competition will go to the state championships where they may qualify for the national competition.


Agate & Mineral Show

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Agate & Mineral Show

Explore the wonders of geology at the 62nd annual Agate & Mineral Show. Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, 30+ exhibits will be on display.

Science Pub Portland

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Science Pub Portland

"Nature vs. Nurture: A Story of Adoption, Reunion, Neuroscience and Shock Therapy"


How do we become the people we are? Is it in the way we were raised, or in our genes? Or both?


In this unique presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman weaves stories about his recently discovered biological family - including five siblings who all grew up in very different circumstances - with discussions about how our genes and environment influence our brains and, ultimately, who we are.


Celebrate Sustainably

Come with friends and family. Leave with tools and ideas.

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