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: Ages 8+
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
Disney Pixar present an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the Inside Out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
"Inside Out [is] a bold, gorgeous, sweet, funny, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, candy-colored adventure that deserves an Academy Award© nomination for best picture." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 102 mins. | Rating: PG
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
"Like the mountain for which it's named, Everest is rock solid. It's big, it's beautiful, it's terrifying, and it's merciless to both its characters and the audience." Jacob Hall, New York Daily News
Duration: 121 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Included in General Admission | Located in the Science Playground, the Discovery Lab offers a variety of creative, hands-on activities for little ones every day. Make our popular Flubber and Playdough at home.
Flight of the Butterflies | 3D
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Live Music at OMSI
Included in General Admission | Don’t miss your next favorite band at OMSI! We’ve invited musicians of all ages from the Portland community to share their love of music and live performance throughout the duration of our featured exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World. These events are free with general admission and will take place within the exhibit on our Science Stage located in the Featured Hall. All shows begin at 12PM and run until 12:45. Upcoming performances include:
NOV 27 | Bob Bakke (Solo)
NOV 28 | Cignoture (Rock Trio)
NOV 29 | Waffle Taco (Flute Duo)
DEC 5 | Tanner Cundy (Guitarist)
DEC 6 | The Portland School of Rock House Band (Rock)
DEC 12 | Singing in the Rain (Wilson High School A Capella)
DEC 13 | Marti Mendenhall (Jazz Singer)
DEC 19 | Subterranean Jack (Funk, Rock)
DEC 20 | When We Met (Alternative, Rock)
DEC 21 | Doug Smith (Acoustic Guitar)
DEC 22 | White Polar Bear Tundra (Rock)
DEC 23 | Gayle Ritt (Singer)
DEC 24 | Solovox (Live Electronic)
DEC 26 | Mark Seymour (Folk, Americana)
DEC 27 | Mr. Ben (Children’s Music)
DEC 28-29 | Chapter II (Rock, Pop)
DEC 31 | Bridgeless (Modern Fusion)
JAN 1 | Wolf and Raven (Country, Bluegrass)
JAN 2 | Ethos Music Center (Student Band)
JAN 3 | PDX Broadsides (Nerd)
JAN 9 | Jeff Lancaster (Guitar)
JAN 10 | Cascade Harmony Chorus (A Capella)
Thank you to all of our previous performers for making the Season of Music Science at OMSI a great one!
Pretty Gritty (Americana Country)
Marie Black and Holistic Voice Lab (Choir)
Keeper Keeper (Indie/Alternative)
My Voice Music (Student Band)
Funktown PDX (Funk, Jazz)
Oregon Guitar Quartet (Guitarists)
Youth Music Project presents Peter McCoid (Blues/Rock Guitarist)
Nick Superchi (Pianist)
Youth Music Project Guitar Showcase (Student Performers)
Nestler & Hawtin (Acoustic Folk)