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.
Journey To Space | 3D
A celebration of space exploration, Journey to Space is a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit – a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Beautifully and inspiringly chronicling our history in space – including the shuttle program, MIR, the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope – Journey to Space recognizes these milestones in the context of our future in the cosmos, what we’ve learned, and how to apply this knowledge to deep space missions. The film takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes tour of the international effort to send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years, culminating in a virtual voyage to the Red Planet. Dazzling and meticulous computer imagery depicts the new machines that will soon enter into our lexicon – Orion, Olympus, SLS rockets – spacecraft, habitats, landers, and vehicles necessary to achieve interplanetary travel, touchdown and colonization.
Journey to Space taps into the same human fervor and fascination that makes science fiction so popular, our unquenchable drive to explore and discover what lies beyond. This film, though, is not fiction. Mars is the next step in what will be an unending human odyssey to explore the cosmos. Journey to Space is about the next chapter, a vision certain to inspire today’s young explorers and dreamers. It is time to take the next great leap into space. It is time for our species, in the words of Carl Sagan, to “set sail across the cosmic ocean.” Next stop… Mars!
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Presented by Toyota and Boeing, Journey to Space is an immersive film produced by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Additional production support and consultation was provided by The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Space Center, the California Science Center and NASA.
OMSI's presentation of Journey to Space is supported by the Portland Metro Toyota Dealers Association.
Laser Movie Madness
Song List includes:
“Chariots of Fire” Theme (Vangelis)
“Theme from Jurassic Park” (John Williams)
“Derezzed” from Tron: Legacy (Daft Punk)
“The Galaxy Song” from Monty Python’s The “Meaning of Life” (Eric Idle)
“Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
“Conversation” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams)
“Danger Zone” from Top Gun (Kenny Loggins)
Duration: TBA | Rating: All Ages
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?
Duration: 25 mins. | Rating: All Ages
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
Science Pub Eugene: Revisiting Easter Island’s Mysterious Past
With Terry L. Hunt, PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the Robert D.Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon
$5 Suggested Donation
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is widely known for its mysterious past: a remote and deforested island covered with nearly a thousand giant statues. What happened and when did it happen? Rapa Nui has also become the “poster child” for societal collapse resulting from reckless human actions. In this lecture Dr. Hunt critically re-evaluates the conventional narrative for this mysterious past. He also revisits one of the most intriguing questions for the island: how were the colossal statues transported to every corner of the island. Science, history, and native traditions converge in Dr. Hunt’s widely acclaimed research on Rapa Nui’s past.
Terry Hunt is Dean of the Clark Honors College and Professor of Anthropology, at the University of Oregon. He is also Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at University of Hawai`i. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at University of Hawai`i, Hilo; his Master's Degree (First Class Honors) at University of Auckland (New Zealand); and his Ph.D. at University of Washington (1989). Dr. Hunt taught at University of Hawai`i for 25 years, and recently moved to University of Oregon in his new role as Dean. Dr. Hunt has been conducting archaeological field research in the Pacific Islands for more than 35 years. He has done extensive work in the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and Easter Island.
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Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.
Included in General Admission | In Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science, students and families learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world. The 2,000 square–foot traveling exhibition tells the stories of four communities, giving visitors real life examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science provide complementary solutions to ecological and health challenges. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives, and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.
This exhibition was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1010559. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters, and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time.
Approx. 45 mins. | Ages 3 and above.
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: Ages 8+
Teacher Pub: October
With Astronaut Don Pettit, PhD.
Free Event for In-Service, Pre-Service, and Homeschool Teachers Only. | School ID and Reservations are Required.
Join us October 9, 2015 for a special presentation from NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Ph.D. Dr. Pettit is a veteran of three spaceflights and has logged more than 370 days in space and over 13 EVA (spacewalk) hours. He lived aboard the International Space Station for 5-1/2 months during Expedition 6, was a member of the STS-126 crew, and again lived aboard the station for 6-1/2 months as part of the Expedition 30/31 crew.
This professional evening is for in-service, pre-service and homeschool teachers only. Guests and family members will not be admitted to this event. Pre-registration is required. Valid school-issued ID (or business card or pay stub), or confirmation of intent to homeschool will be required at the door. Space is limited!
Funding for Teacher Pub is provided by The Boeing Company.
Twenty-two years after the original Jurassic Park failed, an even bigger and enormously popular attraction has risen on Isla Nubar: Jurassic World. To keep attendance high, the park operators introduce a new, genetically modified hybrid creature called Indominus Rex. Bigger, stronger and far more intelligent than any dinosaur that ever walked the earth, the secretive new breed also proves more dangerous than anyone ever anticipated.
Executive-produced by franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, the park's ex-military expert in animal behavior, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Jurassic World's driven careerist. Together they team up to save the park's tourists when chaos erupts in this blockbuster adventure that will delight fans of the original as much as it thrills a new generation of viewers.
Duration: 124 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Laser Depeche Mode
Song List includes:
World in My Eyes
Everything Counts in Large Amounts
Enjoy the Silence
Never Let Me Down
Pleasure Little Treasure
People Are People
Duration: TBA | Rating: All Ages