Reel Science: The Dark Crystal

With Toby Froud, Sculptor 1 at LAIKA, Fabricator, Puppeteer and Filmmaker

6:15PM | Doors Open

6:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: Puppets!

7:30PM | Movie: The Dark Crystal (Duration: 1 hr. 33 mins. | Rating: PG)


Tickets will be on sale in August.



On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Reel Science: Babe

With Karrie Klingeman, Owner of Pure Country Farms, Ephrata, Washington

6:15PM | Doors Open

6:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: Pigs & Farming

7:30PM | Movie: Babe (Duration: 1 hr. 31 mins. | Rating: G)


Tickets will be on sale soon!



Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Oregon's Ancient Ocean



“Oregon's ancient ocean: the oldest vertebrate fossils from the Brisbois formation of eastern Oregon”


There were no dinosaurs in Oregon, but there were thallatosaurs.


Eric Metz (MS student, University of Alaska Museum) will present his research on the recently discovered 225 million year old fossils from the Brisbois formation of eastern Oregon. Nicknamed “Bernie”, these fossils are being excavated from their rock matrix in OMSI’s Paleontology Lab before they are sent to Alaska for study.


Building with Biology Forum: Should We Edit the Genome?

This forum-style program encourages in-depth discussion about the potential ways CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), a new technology for genetic engineering, could be used across a variety of applications. During the forum, you will learn about genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal dimensions, along with several ways scientists are considering using it. In groups, you will choose one application to consider in depth and make a plan about whether and how to bring this technology to the world.


Edible Cinema: The Breakfast Club

Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.


Join us for our inaugural event as we watch The Breakfast Club in a whole new way!


6:30PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes

7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions

Portland Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.


Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.