Making Monsters

OMSI is taking Science on the move! Did you see a chicken coop at the Rose Quarter or a monster-making kiosk at the Gresham transit center? Wondering what this is all about? Both experiences are part of OMSI's Science on the Move project funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to explore innovative ways to engage adults in science learning outside of museums.

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part V

While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are plenty of stories to tell.

OMSI on Hassalo Street 

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part IV

While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are many stories to tell!

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part III

While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are many stories to tell!

I’d like to thank our resident curator, Lori Erickson, for her help in digging through the OMSI archives and collections room to uncover these hidden gems.

The Art of the Muppets 

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part II

While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are many stories to tell!

25 Things You Didn't Know About OMSI: Part I

This is a new series I’m excited to introduce to the OMSI blog! While there’s plenty to see and do at the museum, there’s a lot that people don’t know and never see. Whether it’s a program you didn’t know existed or a fun piece of OMSI history, there are plenty of stories to tell.

I’d like to thank our resident curator, Lori Erickson, for her help in digging through the OMSI archives and collections room to uncover these hidden gems.

Revell Gemini Contest 

Agate to Opal: Gems of the Northwest

OMSI has been a hands-on science museum from the beginning, but it may surprise some people that we also feature collections! In fact OMSI houses over 30,000 pieces including natural history, ethnographic and historical objects. We also partner with other museums and institutions to bring their collections to the public.

How we can be Clever Together

Clever Together opened this weekend in OMSI’s Earth Science Hall! When I first saw it, I thought “I need to bring every visiting friend to come see this!” The exhibit highlights so many sustainable practices and opportunities that are supported here in Portland. I realized when walking through the exhibit that these are all things that make me proud to live in this city.

Triple Threat: OMSI Rescue Event, Film & Exhibit

Join us on Saturday, June 30 for a day focused on natural disasters and the men and women who risk their lives to help others in time of need. As part of OMSI’s grand finale to its 2012 Film Fest featuring the film Rescue, and in collaboration with its featured exhibit Nature Unleashed, the museum will hold a special day showcasing the work of men and women trained and devoted to helping others in times of need. See below for the all the details!

Brain Birds Are Big Show-offs

What would it be like to devote your entire life to creating an attractive piece of art? Just ask the Bowerbird, a group of unique birds found in Australia and New Guinea. Why are they unique? Well, like you, they like to show off and impress others. Like you, they spend a lot of time collecting things. And like you, they decorate their homes and dance around when someone comes to visit.
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