Bite Size Science: Carbonation



This month we are kicking off a berry-themed summer with a carbonation demonstration where visitors will make their own sodas using natural ingredients.  The owner of HOTLIPS will be here to help us discuss (and taste!) natural and healthier alternatives to traditional sodas.  You'll even get to try some carbonated berries and blood oranges!

Reel Science: Time To Choose

With Kathie Dello, Associate Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

6:15PM | Doors Open

6:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: Climate Change

7:30PM | Movie: Time to Choose (Duration: 1 hr 40 mins. | Rating: NR)



Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film TIME TO CHOOSE.

Better Bites: Food As Medicine Everyday

Doors at 5:45pm I Event begins at 6pm

Food As Medicine Everyday

More information and tickets coming soon!


An evening to spark your thoughts and ignite your taste buds: sound appetizing? OMSI is offering Better Bites, a series of seasonal, health-centered cooking demonstrations by local chefs addressing the latest culinary topics and trends.


Enjoy a small-plate, four-course meal with cooking demonstrations.


Tickets are $25pp.

Educator Evening: Space Science

Free Event for In-Service, Pre-Service, and Homeschool Teachers Only. | School ID and Reservations are Required.

OMSI Educator Evenings (formerly known as Teacher Pub) offer educators a tour of OMSI exhibit halls and STEM-programming as well as demonstrations and hands-on activities with museum educators. This experience gives teachers opportunities to engage in classroom-ready, hands-on activities and take-away resources encouraging implementation of STEM activities in the classroom. Free snacks will be provided as well as beer and wine for purchase. 

Click here to RSVP today!

Funding for Educator Evening is provided by Boeing.

Meet A Scientist: May

Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second Saturday of each month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.

  • Discover how scientists research what they can’t see with Blair.
  • Explode balloons and create spin art with Lindsay as you learn about ways scientists make microchips.
  • Learn what thin films are and why they are important in making your smartphone smarter with Deok-Hie from Oregon State University.
  • Some diseases can affect how we see. Learn how we understand them with Reena.
  • Test ways to turn the sun's energy into electricity while learning about research happening at PSU from Professor Carl Wamser.
  • Speak to Ryan and Cory about the science of smart windows.