Food Science

Bite Size Science: Bug Buffet

Included in General Admission | Located in the entrance to Theory.

Learn about the science of entomophagy, and all of the positive impacts it can have on our nutrition and the environment! Visitors will have the chance to make their own cricket flour and taste of an assortment of different insects from around the world.

Bite Size Science: Carbonation

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

 

This month we are kicking off a berry-themed summer with a carbonation demonstration where visitors will make their own sodas using natural ingredients.  The owner of HOTLIPS will be here to help us discuss (and taste!) natural and healthier alternatives to traditional sodas.  You'll even get to try some carbonated berries and blood oranges!

Better Bites: Grains, Glorious Grains

Cooking with Grains

 

With Lauren Chandler, owner of Lauren Chandler Cooks. Lauren teaches people how to turn the nutritional recommendations of their health care providers into tasty tangible results. Lauren is an adjunct faculty member at the National College of Natural Medicine, where she teaches culinary classes to future nutritionists and naturopathic doctors. She has an MSW and is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

 

Blind-Tasting Bingo

Doors Open @ 5:30PM | Game Begins at 6PM - SPECIAL VEGETARIAN VERSION
Test your mouth-mind connection. A program started by Ecotrust and Edible Portland, Blind-Tasting Bingo at OMSI is a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In the game, Bon Appetit Executive Chef, Ryan Morgan, will present 14 distinct bites that players taste with their eyes covered, seeking to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will take home fun prizes!
 
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Blind-Tasting Bingo

Doors Open @ 5:30PM | Game Begins at 6PM
Test your mouth-mind connection. A program started by Ecotrust and Edible Portland, Blind-Tasting Bingo at OMSI is a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In the game, Bon Appetit Executive Chef, Ryan Morgan, will present 14 distinct bites that players taste with their eyes covered, seeking to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will take home fun prizes!
 
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Cheese Making

Explore the wonderful world of cheese making! We’ll learn the art and science of making cow’s milk fresh mozzarella cheese in this class. Participants will sample a variety of cheeses, make their own mozzarella, and learn several recipes using their homemade cheese.

Recommended for ages 8 and up with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.


One batch of cheese per ticket. One ticket per batch of cheese, maximum three participants per ticket. 

Time: 10AM - 11:30AM

Blind-Tasting Bingo

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! PLEASE JOIN US NEXT TIME ON MAY 19.

 
Test your mouth-mind connection. A program started by Ecotrust and Edible Portland, Blind-Tasting Bingo at OMSI is a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In the game, Bon Appetit Executive Chef, Ryan Morgan, will present 14 distinct bites that players taste with their eyes covered, seeking to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will take home fun prizes!
 
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.