OMSI After Dark: Science of '97
#Throwback to 1997 when Google was in its infancy and Dolly the sheep made headlines.
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 sample products from local artisans.
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
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 PLUS Art of the Brick: $20/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders. There will be a limited number of Art of the Brick add-on tickets available at the door for OMSI After Dark-only ticketholders.
OMSI After Dark-only admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
DNA Extraction | On February 22nd, 1997 the world was introduced to Dolly, a domestic sheep and the first cloned mammal. Come learn about the DNA science that made cloning possible and perhaps even extract some of your own genetic material.
Potions Class | June 26th, 1997 saw the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Grab your wand and come explore some magical science in OMSI’s potions lab.
King of the World | On December 19th, 1997 Jack and Rose won their way into our hearts and brought the Titanic back into the limelight. Even though the movie is 20 years old and the ship is 106 year old, the science is timeless.
Soft Landing | Mars Pathfinder successfully landed on the surface of mars on July 4th, 1997, but this landing was no small feat. Come try your hand at engineering a soft landing for one of our “egg” rovers!
When Cloning Goes Wrong | Clones contain an exact copy of an original organism’s DNA, but sometimes things go wrong. Learn what happens when the copy isn’t a perfect match.
PRESENTATIONS - Planetarium
7PM - OHSU lecture about Dolly | February 22 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned and was born in July 1996.
8:15PM - Laser Jimi Hendrix
8:45PM - Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
9:15PM - Laser 1990's
PRESENTATIONS - Empirical Theater
8:30PM - Looking Back at '97: The Development of the Monkey Model for HIV/AIDS and Progress Since with Andrew Sylwester, PhD, Immunologist in the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU
TRIVIA - Auditorium
6:45, 7:45 & 8:45PM: Test Your 90's Knowledge | Are you smarter than the average Portlander when it comes to the '90's? Join us for a fun game of trivia at OMSI After Dark!
7:30, 8:30 & 9:30PM: Hula Hoopla with Flamebouyant
Cascade Sports Car Club | Andy Green sets supersonic land speed record-thurstssc.
Lewis & Clark College, Erik Nilsen | Turing Award - Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on founding the field of human–computer interaction which resulted in the invention of the computer mouse.
FIAT | 1997 - The first all electric and hybrid vehicles hit the market.
Hillsboro Hops | Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame | Michael Jackson inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Oregon Regional Primate Research Center | 1997: First primate created by embryonic cell nuclear transfer
PCC Criminal Justice | O.J. Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.
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Great White Shark
Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film concentrates on key global aggregation points, examining what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of researchers whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: Mike, a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena, a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita, an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash, a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
Sing features the voice talents of Academy Award® winners McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.
Duration: 110 mins. | Rating: PG
The Lego Batman Movie
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis stars as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson, aka Robin; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.
"It's a story with heart, heady humor and action - parts that snap together, with a satisfying click, like, well, you know what." Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Duration: 106 mins. | Rating: PG
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | 3D
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
"A swiftly paced, rough-and-ready entertainment that, in anticipating the canonical events of A New Hope, manages the tricky feat of seeming at once casually diverting and hugely consequential." Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Duration: 133 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Laser Michael Jackson
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Black Or White
Man In The Mirror
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
In the Flesh
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 3)
Goodbye Cruel World
Is There Anybody out There?
The Show Must Go On
Run Like Hell
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
The Great Wall
Matt Damon stars as a European mercenary searching for black powder who discovers the mystery behind one of the world's most iconic structures. His quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity along the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
"The Great Wall is unlike any American blockbuster you've seen, a conservative movie with action set pieces that are actually inventive and thrilling enough to be worthwhile. See it on as big a screen as you can." Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com
Duration: 104 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Art of Microscopy
We will explore ways to manipulate light to make creative images by using camera phones with microscopes. Visitors will be able to print one imagine to take home. It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Microscopy for Beginners lab experience.
Ages: 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket
Bitters Making Workshop
Bitters demystified! Learn how to make and use bitters in this hands-on workshop. This class will cover the history of bitters as well as basic formulas, tools, and processes to make bitter tinctures at home. Participants will have the opportunity to do tastings of different bitters combinations, and will blend their own batch of bitters to take home.
One participant per ticket. Ages 21 and up, General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Time: 11AM - 1PM
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.
"An absolute delight, a lush, exuberant quest fable full of big musical numbers and featuring perhaps the most stunning visuals of any Disney film to date." Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
Duration: 113 mins. | Rating: PG
$2 Days at OMSI
$2 Days at OMSI
Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.