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.
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.
Learn about the reactions that go into making soap and why the product is so great at cleaning. Make soap from scratch to take home! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
One ticket, per batch of soap. | Maximum three participants, per ticket.
OMSI After Dark: Gaming
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
Gaming - From the screen to the table, it’s all about games! Talk to local game developers about games they are creating, learn what new games are on the horizon, and see how many games you can play in one night in the Game Masters exhibition, on view Feb. 13—May 8.
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 admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Members.
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Art of Science: Story Stones
Included in General Admission | Use our story stones to create elaborate stories with your child. Please note this is a fun game to play at OMSI, not a take home craft activity.
Game Masters in Training
Do you have what it takes to be a Game Master? Test your skills in this class that explores the creative and strategic planning required for video game story and character development. Participants will storyboard their own game segments and imagine new characters for classic games. Ages 8+, families and/or groups strongly encouraged.
This is a limited edition class designed to accompany our featured exhibit, Game Masters.
How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers, and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults.
Ages 4 – 7
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? Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible as you play with magnets, motors, and generators in this hair raising and shocking Lab.
One ticket, per person.
Science Pub Hillsboro: Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cells: Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine in Theory and Practice
With Rahul Desai, MD, Musculoskeletal Radiologist and CEO at RestorePDX
$5 Suggested Donation
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. One of their unique properties is their regenerative abilities which has resulted in increasing treatments for diseases such as diabetes and heart disease along with therapy for chronic back pain, hip, knee, and shoulder issues. These therapies allow doctors the ability to perform minimally invasive non-surgical techniques to treat and heal injuries that were previously treated by major surgeries. Join Dr. Desai to learn about the science and history of stem cells, stem cell processing, and how he utilizes stem cell therapies in his patients.
Dr. Rahul Desai, a fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologist, began his Portland, Oregon-based pain and interventional clinics in 2008. Over the past 7 years, Dr. Desai has begun to expand the musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) practice and with it the use of cutting edge biologic therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cells, and Amniotic Membrane-Derived Growth Factors to treat tendon, ligament, joint and spine pathology.
Dr. Desai received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science in 1997 from The Ohio State University. In 1998, he started his Medicine and Radiology Residency at the University of Toledo, completed an MD Internship at the Mt. Carmel West Medical Center and received fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. In 2013, he formed RestorePDX and is currently the CEO.
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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.