Squid Dissection

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Squid Dissection

While dissecting squid, participants will practice observation skills and making hypotheses about the animal's unique adaptations.  One squid per ticket, maximum two people per ticket.  Note:  Squid can cause allergic reactions in those with seafood or shellfish allergies.  We provide gloves and goggles if needed.

Food Dyeing

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Food Dyeing

Come learn all about the rich, cultural history and  science behind natural food dyes. Participants will explore how to create natural dyes using Oregon specific crops such as berries, hazelnuts, onion skins, and peppermint leaves. Cloth squares will be provided for participants to experiment with different dyes. Participants can bring their own shirt to dye as well.

Food Dyeing

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Food Dyeing

Come learn all about the rich, cultural history and  science behind natural food dyes. Participants will explore how to create natural dyes using Oregon specific crops such as berries, hazelnuts, onion skins, and peppermint leaves. Cloth squares will be provided for participants to experiment with different dyes. Participants can bring their own shirt to dye as well.

Astronomy from the Ground Up

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Astronomy from the Ground Up

What’s in outer space?  What tools do space scientists use to explore beyond our world? This lab explores ideas about astronomy, planetary science, and how scientists explore the universe. Ages 3-5.

To reserve a space for Astronomy from the Ground Up buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.

Physics Phenomena

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Physics Phenomena

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil. This lab is in a demonstration format, with volunteers called on to assist with the experiments.

Physics Phenomena

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Physics Phenomena

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil. This lab is in a demonstration format, with volunteers called on to assist with the experiments.

Become an Astrogeologist

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Become an Astrogeologist

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Investigate planets, moons and meteors through hands-on and small group activities. Create impact craters in flour and lava patterns in cake batter. Allergy note: activities use flour.

To reserve a space for Become an Astrogeologist buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.

Electricity & Magnetism

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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? Students look at magnets, motors and generators, including the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil.

To reserve a space for Electricity & Magnetism buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.

Electricity & Magnetism

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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? Students look at magnets, motors and generators, including the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil.

To reserve a space for Electricity & Magnetism buy tickets online or at the OMSI Ticket Desk.

Art of Microscopy

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Art of Microscopy

We will explore ways to manipulate light to make creative images by using the camera on your phone with a microscope.  Visitors will be able to print one imagine to take home.  It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Microscopy for Beginners lab experience.  Make sure to bring your phone to capture many pictures. 

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