Included in General Admission | The Earth Science Hall also houses the Paleo Lab, where staff and volunteers excavate real dinosaur and ancient Oregon fossils from plaster casts in a setting open to the public.
Included in General Admission | Discover the hair-raising effects of static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator and view some of the first phonographs ever made at the Physics Lab.
Submarine Tech Tour
We offer our 3-hour long Guided Tech Tour on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. This special three-hour tour guided by an actual submarine veteran is for those that would like to learn more about the technical workings of the Blueback. The maximum tour size is 8 people, so plan ahead and reserve your spot. Tech Tours are for ages 12 and above. We also recommended that a regular tour be taken prior to a Tech Tour.
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.
Science Pub Hillsboro: Zircons are Forever
Zircons are Forever: Dating Rocks to Tell Earth's Story
With Leslie Moclock, Curator at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Doors Open at 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Everyone knows that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. But have you ever wondered how we figured out that number? Come discover the secrets of geochronology and learn how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils. From maps and sledgehammers to radioactive crystals and cutting-edge electronics, this talk illuminates the tools and techniques used to investigate the history of our Earth.
Leslie Moclock is the curator at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, OR. She has a MS in Geology from the University of California-Davis, where her master's research focused on unraveling the timing of fault motion in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is experienced with zircon uranium/lead dating and mica argon-40/argon-39 dating techniques as well as geologic mapping and structural analysis. Now at the Rice Museum, she is passionate about interpreting science topics for the general public.
Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
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Art of Science: DUPLO Blocks (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | Join us for some fun as we play with a childhood classic: DUPLO blocks!
Reel Science: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
With Sarah Hibdon, BA in Archaeological Services, University of Washington
6:15PM | Doors Open
6:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: Archaeology
7:30PM | Movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Duration: 1 hr 58 mins. | Rating: PG)
ABOUT THE FILM
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
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.
Prizes donated by Widmer Brothers Brewing.
Marshmallows in Space
Explore extreme conditions in space using…Marshmallows! Does a marshmallow really burst under vacuum pressure? What does a marshmallow taste like after being frozen in liquid nitrogen? We dig into these questions and more as we send our marshmallows "into space" to test other-worldly environments
Recommended for ages 6-14 with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. Maximum three people per ticket.
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM
This is a limited edition lab designed to accompany our Featured Exhibit, Journey to Space: The Exhibition.
$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.
OMSI Band (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | Please join us in the front of the hall to clap, sing, and dance to all your favorite tunes. The OMSI Band plays at 10:30AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
For ages 0-6
Dark Day! (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | The lights are out in Science Playground’s Discovery Lab and we’ll be exploring the concepts of color and light all day. Join us for activities that glow, fluoresce, and cast shadows.
For ages 0-6