Making Monsters

OMSI is taking Science on the move! Did you see a chicken coop at the Rose Quarter or a monster-making kiosk at the Gresham transit center? Wondering what this is all about? Both experiences are part of OMSI's Science on the Move project funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to explore innovative ways to engage adults in science learning outside of museums.

iPhones, Tablets, Apps and... Kids

Recently we received an iPad in Science Playground through a grant introducing mobile technology on the museum floor. To be honest, we were a bit lost on the best ways to use it at first. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends zero screen time for kids under two years, and many parents and early childhood caregivers are wary of exposing young kids to mobile technology.

The Tryptophan Myth

Food Science is happening! Expect to see many fun activities, games and demonstrations taking place just inside the entrance of Theory, OMSI’s eatery. Stop by our food science cart to experience the difference between flavor and taste, learn about what’s in your food, or put your science goggles and lab coats on to test foods for the presence of protein.

Welcome Baby (Gecko)

We have some exciting news to share out of the Life Science Lab! A Madagascar Day Gecko was born this summer. We have bred insects and axolotls (a type of salamander) with success, but this is the first time one of the reptiles in the lab has had offspring.

 

MAKER[Space] an Ongoing Experiment

Cha...cha...changes are afoot in the OMSI Vernier Technology Lab.

Why the Changes?

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