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.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean | 3D
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.
Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Oceanintroduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Wild Africa | 3D
Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place. Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.
It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
The Hateful Eight
Nominated for three Academy Awards -- Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and Best Original Score -- Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight features a compelling cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Zoë Bell.
The story begins six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, with a stagecoach hurtling through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren , a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage, and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
"This is one of the best movies of the year." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 167 mins. | Rating: R
From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.
Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+
Science Pub Portland: History of Evolution
Why Was Darwin on the HMS Beagle? The History of Evolution as World History
with Richard H. Beyler, PhD, Professor of History at Portland State University
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
HMS Beagle is famous today as the ship on which Charles Darwin sailed around the world in the years 1831 to 1836. This voyage sparked many of the ideas that led to his theory of evolution though natural selection. Yet the voyage of this British navy vessel was not planned in order to ferry this young naturalist across the oceans: his presence on board was almost a coincidence. This presentation is about how the story of Darwin's early development as a naturalist intersects with the history of international politics, naval strategy, imperial expansion, global trade, and anti-slavery activism.
Richard Beyler is a professor of history at Portland State University, where he teaches history of science and intellectual history.
Dinner will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance to reserve a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.
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Antarctica: On The Edge
Antarctica lives in our dreams as the most remote, most forbidding continent on Earth. Yet it is also a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of marine life along its edges: several species of penguins, tens of thousands of seals, humpback, Minke and killer whales, and dozens of different seabirds including giant, soaring albatrosses. It is arguably the most stunning, the most breathtaking place on the planet. Because of all the ice that covers and surrounds it, Antarctica changes every season, every day, every hour; its beauty is never the same twice.
But the nine-hundred-mile long Peninsula that juts out from the continent like a long finger is changing faster than anywhere on the planet, thanks to both warming air and sea temperatures.
Traveling to Antarctica from the tip of South America by sailboat and then along the Peninsula by sea kayak, foot, small plane and dive gear, we will take a look at this one-of-a-kind place and bring back a unique perspective on our planet’s most remote region and the incredible wildlife that call it home.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Art of Science: Mini Booklets
Included in General Admission | Our theme for February is storytelling, so join us in crafting mini booklets this week. We’ll have all the materials you need to draw or write a booklet to take home.
Included in General Admission | The Chemistry Lab offers a wide variety of hands-on experiments and activities, and gives visitors the opportunity to safely mix, measure, and pour chemicals. The Chem Lab website is also the home of Experiencing Chemistry, a unique online resource for chemistry curriculum and engaging experiments.
Life Science Lab
Included in General Admission | The Life Lab, located in OMSI's Life Science Hall is a place of continual change, where exhibits, experiments and the public meet in a more intimate way than in the Halls. The Lab includes a large collection of live animals and a young children's table with lots of fun activities and experiments to allow our younger visitors to explore the life sciences.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The Hunger Games saga enters its powerful final chapter as Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
"An exciting, involving finale, streamlining the complicated end game of Collins' story without shortchanging the climactic action." Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Experience one of the greatest rock bands of all time like you’ve never seen them before in U2-The Full Dome Experience, now playing at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Kendall Planetarium. U2-The Full Dome Experience is an immersive digital experience offering rich computer renderings and abstract visuals choreographed to the band’s award-winning music.
This extended 45 minute version of U2—The Full Dome Experience is now playing Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:00 p.m. and includes the songs Where the Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live at Red Rocks), Pride, I Will Follow, With or Without You, Bullet the Blue Sky, The Fly, It’s a Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways, Elevation with an encore of the song Vertigo.