Paper Circuits

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Paper Circuits

Science and art collide when you combine conductive tape, batteries, and miniature LEDS into one-of-a-kind creations. Paper Circuits teaches the nuts and bolts of electric circuits. Here, participants design and fashion a greeting card to light up. One ticket provides enough materials for one card. Join us and spark your friends, neighbors, and loved ones’ curiosity this holiday. Maximum two people per ticket. Participants will be using tweezers


Soap Making

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Soap Making

Make soap in time for holiday gift-giving while learning about the reactions that go into making soap and why it is so great at cleaning! 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. One ticket gets you all the ingredients necessary to make one pound of soap (about 6-8 bars), maximum three participants per ticket.  Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Soap Making

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Soap Making

Make soap in time for holiday gift-giving while learning about the reactions that go into making soap and why it is so great at cleaning! 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. One ticket gets you all the ingredients necessary to make one pound of soap (about 6-8 bars), maximum three participants per ticket.  Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Soap Making

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Soap Making

Make soap while learning about the reactions that go into making soap and why it is so great at cleaning! 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. One ticket gets you all the ingredients necessary to make one pound of soap (about 6-8 bars), maximum three participants per ticket.  Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Animal Behavior

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Animal Behavior

Visitors will learn and practice skills by observing feeding behaviors of live animals.  They will apply these skills to build pet puzzle feeders and explore more complex behaviors such as thinking.

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


Microscopy for Beginners

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Microscopy for Beginners

This lab is perfect for those interested in getting started in microscopy. Participants will get hands-on experience in the basics of using a compound light microscope. You will walk away with some simple steps to get you started making temporary slides of your own. One microscope per ticket, maximum two people per microscope.

To reserve a space for Microscopy for Beginners, 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 the cow eye while finding out 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 Cow Eye Dissection. One cow eye per ticket, maximum two people per cow eye.


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!


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