24th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
As sure as the fall storms are lining up in the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will host the 24th annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference on Saturday, October 22 @ 10AM in Portland. Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their prognostications for the upcoming winter. Are we in for a wild ride or will the current El Nino offer up warm and dry conditions this coming winter? What about the Cascade mountain snow pack? Come hear all the details.
Driving Directions to OMSI | http://tinyurl.com/6rrz8em.
Meeting and Parking Cost | This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Free parking in all OMSI parking lots.
Agenda | Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their weather prognostications for the upcoming winter.
Contact | Steve Pierce - President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), KOIN 6 Meteorologist
Phone | 503.504.2075
Art of Microscopy
We will explore ways to capture creative images by using the camera on your phone with a microscope. Visitors will be able to print one imagine to take home. It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Beginner Microscopy lab experience prior to this one. Make sure to bring your phone to capture many pictures.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM
Meet A Scientist: October
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.
Conducting research is challenging! Learn how scientists design studies with Jacob.
Food scientist Seth shares the secrets of jams and jellies
Try and build the strongest shell with Annaliese
Construct and explore protein structures with Afua
Bug out with James as you help him complete the beetle family tree.
Learn about how statistics helps inform all of science with Heather
Explore the amazing world of molecular motors with Allison
Parasites are fascinating and so are the methods used to study them. Join Haley to learn more!
Join Laura and discover how zebra fish help us learn about dangerous toxins.
Learn how to measure and separate pollutants from water with Brittany.
Meet with David to learn how precision medicine can help cancer patients.
Meet George and explore the amazing world of fungiphytes and the medicine secrets they hold.
Join Celia to explore the connections between our brains and stomachs.
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. The trio navigate the Marine Life Institute and evade predators as Dory looks for her family and a place to call home. This sequel to the 2003 Pixar hit Finding Nemo features the voice work of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Bill Hader and many more.
Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: PG
Kubo and the Two Strings
From acclaimed Portland animation studio Laika comes this sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan.
In this epic fantasy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shore-side village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.
Directed by Travis Knight, the voice cast of Kubo and the Two Strings includes Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron and Academy Award® nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes and Brenda Vaccaro -- and Art Parkinson as Kubo.
Duration: 102 mins. | Rating: PG
Star Trek Beyond
The Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) helmed this latest installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009.
"It's not just a blast but, at moments, a thing of beauty, alive to the comic awesomeness of being lost in space." Anthony Lane, New Yorker
Duration: 122 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Electricity & Magnetism
How do electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible? And how did scientists build on each other’s discoveries to make useful transformations of energy? Students look at magnets, motors and generators, including the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
One ticket, per person.
Included in General Admission | The Watershed Lab allows visitors to create their own rivers; watch salmon develop from eggs to smolts; explore the microscopic world that supports us all, and see how we all fit into the region we call the Northwest.
Tues-Thurs | 1:30-5:00PM
Sun | 10:00AM-5:00PM
Closed Saturday and Monday (open select Mondays 10:00AM-5:00PM)
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete.
Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, and Robert Redford star in this reimagining of Disney's cherished family film.
Duration: 103 mins. | Rating: PG
Science Pub Hillsboro: Subduction and Seduction
Subduction and Seduction: Upping the Appeal of Earthquake Messaging
With Liz Safran, PhD, Associate Professor of Geologic Science at Lewis & Clark College
Doors Open at 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
The Pacific Northwest is subject to giant “megathrust” earthquakes and tsunamis like the devastating ones that struck the Indian Ocean in 2004 and Japan in 2011. Native American stories representing these events date back hundreds of years, and geologists have understood the regional hazards for at least three decades. But because the last megathrust earthquake happened in 1700, before Euro-American settlement, the Pacific Northwest is ill-prepared for the next disaster. Much critical regional infrastructure pre-dates the adoption of appropriate seismic design standards, but equally importantly, our citizenry lacks the first-hand experience with earthquakes that lends a sense of urgency to preparation.
In this talk, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark College, Liz Safran, explores the role that visual media can play in helping the Pacific Northwest become an “earthquake culture.” She will dive into the origins of the hazards we face and some of their potential impacts; explore the power and pitfalls of existing disaster preparation messaging; and tour you through her own experiments into what people take away from media, what motivates them to act, and what role the imaginary can play in grasping the real.
Liz is a geomorphologist – a geologist who studies how landscapes evolve. She joined the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College in 2000. Liz’s past research focused on erosion by water and landslides, but her most recent work on Cascadia earthquake-related communication is an interdisciplinary collaboration with professors in Psychology and Rhetoric and Media Studies. For Liz, this collaboration was inspired by the close connections with colleagues and the thinking across boundaries that life in an interdisciplinary program at a liberal arts college fosters. Originally from the Boston area, Liz got her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, her M.Sc. from the University of Washington, and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. When not obsessing over the Cascadia earthquake, Liz is apt to be swimming, studying Japanese, running, or playing taiko drums.
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OMSI After Dark: Spirits
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!
21+ Only | ID's Required
Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween at OMSI After Dark – costumes encouraged! Taste the difference between grain and potato vodka while local distilleries share the secrets of their craft at our 6th annual spirits tasting.
Tickets go on sale October 1, 2016.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
OMSI After Dark + Spirits admission: $30/non-members, $20/OMSI Members and $10/OMSI After Dark Members. Admission includes OMSI After Dark admission, souvenier juice glass and 10 tasting tokens.
OMSI After Dark Only admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI members, and FREE for OMSI After Dark Members. Admission includes OMSI After Dark only, tasting not allowed.
OMSI Costume Policy: For the safety and security of all our guests, no weapons, real or fake, are allowed at OMSI. Any fake costume weapons will be held at the concierge desk until departure or can be returned to your vehicle. Full face masks are prohibited. Thank you for helping to keep OMSI a safe, learning environment for all.
Witch's Brew: A Scavenger Hunt Game by Robert LaCosse
Bar Bet Brain Teasers I Explore easy tricks that use scientific principles like Newton’s laws of motion, fluid dynamics, vacuums, Bernoulli's Principle, and hydrogen bonding to get your friends to pay for your drink or just to show off.
Molecular Mixology I Make a mini modernist cocktail that excites through surprising combinations of taste, form, and texture.
Ghost Bubble I Use a bubbling brew to create a giant ghostly bubble of water vapor and CO2.
Plant Biology with a Twist I TBD
AWOL Aerialists I 7 & 8 PM
Flamebuoyant Fire Dancers I 7 & 9 PM
Cocktails Made Right. Right From Home I 7, 8 & 9 PM
Have fun learning how to prepare, measure and mix delicious cocktails from behind your home bar. The class will cover cocktail balance basics, as well as the proper equipment and techniques to make the perfect classic co
OMSI After Dark Halloween Laser Light Shows I 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 PM
Moar Ghosts, Ghostbusters, Beetle Juice, Highway to Hell, Thriller, Scary Monsters
Limited Seating, First Come, First Served
Bitters: Their Spooky and Sordid PastI 7 PM
Ever wonder what the heck bitters are, and where they came from? We'll talk about how a simple herbal remedy turned into a whole industry of curatives, some worthy and others deadly! Find out the questionable ingredient in innocent 7Up (until 1940!) and learn how you can use (safe and wholesome) bitters for your health today.
4 Spirits Distillery
Aria Portland Dry Gin
Bull Run Distillery
Cannon Beach Distillery
Hood River Distillers
New Deal Distillery
Portland Bitters Project
Rolling River Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits
Strong Water Beverages
Thomas & Sons Distillery
Titos Handmade Vodka
Vivacity Fine Spirits
Wild Roots Vodka
Ye Ol Grog Distillery
Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
Anime At OMSI
Anime at OMSI returns to the Empirical Theater just in time to celebrate the Oregon Convention Center debut of Kumoricon, the Pacific Northwest's annual showcase of anime and Japanese culture. Among the films to be featured on the Empirical's four-story screen are a mix of classic and recent anime releases including an evening devoted to the Rebuild of Evangelion film series and the latest work from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and the Beast.
Each film will be exhibited in Japanese with English subtitles, the exception being The Boy and the Beast where the English dubbed version will be shown.
Tickets for each film are priced at $7 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors. Discounts are available for OMSI members and Kumoricon attendees.
6:00pm Evangelion: 1.11 You Are [Not] Alone
8:00pm Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
10:00pm Evangelion: 3.33 You Can [Not] Redo
7:00pm The Boy and the Beast
7:00pm Psycho-Pass: The Movie
Also, don't miss Kubo and the Two Strings playing at 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday!