Visually-rich animation comes to life at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in a special presentation through January 11. From concept to finished product, the new exhibit is a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind storyboarding, character design, voice acting, sound effects, video editing and more.

Guests can explore the evolution of animation. See zoetropes, color wheels, green screens and hands-on demonstrations.

Thematic areas in the exhibit include: History – early animation and apparent motion; Animation Studio – the process of story creation, animator techniques and tools; Art in Motion – why art and math are important in creating characters;  Science Lab – the technology that makes animation possible; Sound and Stage – the principles of sound and phonetics with characters from Chowder, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Kids Next Door; Cartoon Museum – an intimate theater setting to view clips of popular animations while learning the secrets behind their production.

Adult admission is $13; youth (3-13) and seniors (63+), $9.50; member adults, $5; member youth/senior, Free. Visit for more information.