Play with Your Food

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Play with Your Food

Come build, sculpt, paint and play with your food! Grab your picky eaters and join our family class where we will learn all about nutrition and how to make healthy eating fun. We’ll use different kitchen tools to learn new skills and techniques and create edible artwork with healthy snacks. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Note: Please, inform us of any food allergies at least one week in advance.  


Fabulous Fossils

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Fabulous Fossils

Handle an assortment of rocks and fossils to determine what a fossil actually is. Help clean a real 65-million-year-old Triceratops and other fossils using professional tools and techniques. Then make a copy of a Velociraptor claw to take home. Allergy note: claws are made of flour.

To reserve a space for Fabulous Fossils buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.


Soap Making

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Soap Making

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! Particpants 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. One ticket per batch of soap, maximum three participants per ticket. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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


Physics Phenomena

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Physics Phenomena

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaf generator, or unusual musical instruments. One ticket per person.


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


Become an Astrogeologist

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Become an Astrogeologist

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Investigate the planets, moons and meteors through hands-on discovery and small group activities. Experiment with creating impact craters in flour and looking for lava patterns in cake batter.


To reserve a space for Become an Astrogeologist, buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.


New Bridge in Town

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New Bridge in Town

TriMet is building the first bridge over the Willamette River in 40 years! Learn how a cable-stayed bridge works and how engineers chose a bridge design that minimizes impacts to river habitat and river users. Lab time is supplemented with a walk outside to view nearby bridge construction from the river bank.


To reserve a space for A New Bridge in Town buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.


Cow Eye Dissection

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Cow Eye Dissection

Participants are led through the anatomy of an eye and discover how this sensory organ allows us to see. This class is a follow-up to Squid Dissection. It is recommended that participants take the Squid Dissection Lab prior to attending this class. One cow eye per ticket. Maximum two people per cow eye.


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


Soap Making

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Soap Making

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 please, as we will be working with caustic substances. One ticket per batch of soap. Maximum three participants per ticket. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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


Electricity & Magnetism

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Electricity & Magnetism

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.


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


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