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
Food Science Demos
Included in General Admission | Located in the entrance to Theory, Food Science Demos feature hands-on activities and experiments all about the science behind the food we eat. Visitors can test foods for protein, learn how much sugar is in certain drinks, test soil pH for planting vegetables, put together a map of Oregon agriculture and much, much more!
Flight of the Butterflies
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
Art of Science: Anatomical Heart Valentines
Included in General Admission | Make an adorable valentine for someone special in your life.
Included in General Admission | Located in the Science Playground, the Discovery Lab offers a variety of creative, hands-on activities exclusively for children ages 0-6. Our Art of Science table activity changes weekly and may change without previous notice. Please call 503.239.7841 for most up-to-date information on Science Playground and Discovery Lab activities.
The Penguin Counters
Armed with low tech gear and high minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, researcher and author Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica.
This film follows a rag tag team of field biologists to some of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations. From the tip of Argentina to the ominous Deception Island, The Penguin Counters is a treacherous, heart warming journey by a 21st century Dr. Doliitle who dreams of conserving this stunning but fragile region for future generations.
Duration: 67 mins. | Rating: All Ages
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.
Science Pub Eugene: Melting Glaciers
A Warm Ice Bath: Exploring the Ocean's Role in a Changing Greenland
With Dave Sutherland, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon
Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Melting glaciers and crashing icebergs are the poster children of global climate change. Yet, scientists struggle to predict how fast the world’s largest glaciers, which drain the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, may retreat. Indeed, even during Greenland’s recent record atmospheric warming, certain glaciers did not retreat, despite the accelerating loss of ice from the continent.
In this talk, oceanographer Dave Sutherland will describe the changes underway at the edges of the Greenland Ice Sheet. What factors control glacier speed and iceberg production? How can the ocean even play a role in altering these huge mountains of ice? Conversely, how can a changing Greenland Ice Sheet affect ocean circulation on local and global scales? Prof. Sutherland will delve into these questions, using ship-based and satellite-derived observations from around Greenland. Along the way, he will chronicle beautiful landscapes and a culture that relies on these glacial fjords.
David A. Sutherland is a physical oceanographer, specializing in the dynamics of the coastal ocean and estuaries. He has worked in Greenland since 2004 and also has projects exploring icy ocean locales from Southeast Alaska to Patagonian Chile to the western Antarctic Peninsula. He received his PhD in physical oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and has spent over 200 days at sea. After his PhD, Dave completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington. At the University of Oregon since 2011, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. Though he loves the icy environs of glacial fjords, he sometimes wonders why he didn’t specialize in tropical oceanography, where you can swim without wishing you had a layer of blubber.
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65th Annual Agate & Mineral Show
FREE EVENT | 9:30AM-5:30PM
Explore the wonders of nature at the 65th Annual Agate and Mineral Show. Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society (OAMS) 30+ exhibits will be on display.
Special features include: the Oregon State Seal made from a large variety of Oregon stones including the Sun Stone, the Oregon State gem; a food table, which showcases rocks that look like food; a dig pit where kids can hunt for rocks; and hand-crafted jewelry and window hangings made by OAMS club members.
OAMS members will be on-site demonstrating the equipment and process used to prepare rocks for display. These include a big saw used to cut slabs, a trim saw used to create a design, a grinder to shape the specimen and a polisher to put the finishing touches.
The OAMS has been a long-time partner of OMSI and proceeds from the Agate and Mineral Show are donated to OMSI’s Hancock Field Station located in Central Oregon’s John Day River Valley, an area world renowned for its fossil-rich rock formations and fosters geology learning.
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.
National Parks Adventure
Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages