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June 4, 2014 - August 1, 2014

OMSI Contact:

Tess Payne; tpayne@omsi.edu; 503.797.4539






June & July 2014



Tuesday – Sunday; 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Open Mondays when Portland Public Schools are closed – specific dates listed on website: omsi.edu/hoursandprices


Summer Extended Hours Effective June 14

Monday – Sunday; 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.





Dinosaurs Unearthed

In OMSI’s Featured Hall

On View May 23 – September 2


Stare the mighty T. rex in the eye this summer at OMSI—and it might just blink back. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons, Dinosaurs Unearthed uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs’ fascinating—and feathered—history. Set amongst naturalistic indoor landscapes, fifteen animatronic models will challenge guests’ understanding of how their favorite dinosaurs lived and looked during prehistoric times. Dinosaurs Unearthed is designed to appeal to guests of all ages, capturing the human fascination with dinosaurs at a time in history when paleontologists are uncovering and identifying new species at an unprecedented rate.


Local Supporting Sponsor of Dinosaurs Unearthed includes Chevron, Baird Private Wealth Management and in memory of Judy Forster, OMSI Trustee 1955-1959.



Adult $13; Free to Members

Youth (3-13)/Senior (63+) $9.50

Prices include admission to the museum.





Mind to Hand: Art, Science, and Creative Collision!

In Turbine Hall

On View June 6 – September 28

What sparks creativity? What does art have to tell us about science? How does science inspire artistic decisions? In the hands of eleven talented master artists 60+ years old, materials become objects of beauty, whimsy and wit. Mind to Hand explores this intersection and demonstrates the mutual benefits, exciting outcomes and new ways to see our world when art and science collide!



Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.

In the Earth Hall

Opens June 28

Today, Native American and native Hawaiian communities face many challenges to their ecosystems and their health. The knowledge passed down by native peoples is vitally important to understand local environments and solve problems. By drawing from traditional knowledge and science, native communities are developing innovative solutions to tackle current ecological and health challenges. In addition, native communities are using science to learn even more about their lands.  Roots of Wisdom is the result of collaboration between OMSI, Indigenous Education Institute (IEI), and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) with four native community partners. The communities graciously shared their restoration stories and their voices throughout this exhibition.




Reel Science

Watch and learn at the Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.

Cost: $7 for non-members & $6 for members.


June 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Reel Science: Jurassic Park

Featuring Greg Retallack, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon



June 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Reel Science: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Featuring Stacy Allison, the first American woman to climb Mt. Everest, author of Beyond The Limits



July 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Reel Science: E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial

Speaker information to be provided later.


June 30, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Science on Screen: Short Circuit

At the Hollywood Theater

Featuring Dave Shinsel, creator of 70-lb. humanoid robot, Loki

Science on Screen is a popular nationwide program funded by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand film and scientific literacy. This ongoing series will creatively pair screenings of classic, cult and documentary films with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for the speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audiences.



June 18, 7 – 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Science Friday Live Show

The Empirical Theater

OMSI and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) are teaming up to bring Science Friday to the museum’s Empirical Theater for a lively evening of science news and entertainment in front of a live audience. A veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning journalist, host Ira Flatow will discuss current science topics with local experts and will welcome audience participation with Q&A opportunities.


For those science-lovers who can’t get enough of Ira, join the Science Friday team for an After Party with drinks and dessert in OMSI’s eatery, Theory. This event is sold out.



July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Disaster Preparedness Kit Building

Turbine Hall & North Parking Lot

Did you know that less than 15% of Americans are prepared for a disaster? The Allstate Foundation and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to change this by encouraging and assisting families in building disaster preparedness kits. On July 19, Hands On and Allstate volunteers will be on hand at OMSI to help with kit assembly and explain the importance of each item in the kit. Together, we can keep families safe!



July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation

OMSI Parking Lot

Drive Revolution will showcase the latest in sustainable transportation options in bikes, cars, public transportation and more. Audiences will have hands-on opportunities to learn about the newest engineering techniques and sustainable choices for the future. OMSI is dedicated to inspiring learners of all ages to gain a deeper knowledge of the science around them, in fun and informal educational settings. Drive Revolution is helping us take new steps in public education around alternative transportation and the innovation and engineering around them!



June 21, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PGE Free Day

PGE is celebrating 125 years in Oregon by sponsoring one-day free admission to OMSI exhibit halls and labs. Reduced pricing will be available for all OMSI attractions.


Theory Eatery


June 8, 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Finale Party

Join us as we watch the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on the big screen in OMSI’s restaurant, Theory. Arrive early to play a fun Cosmos-themed trivia game and a chance to win some out-of-this-world prizes. Theory will be serving pizza, salad and Salt & Straw ice cream, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost: Free to the Public, in Theory at OMSI


June 19, 6 – 9 p.m.

Blind Tasting Bingo

In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI will host Blind Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The players—eyes covered—will try to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!

Cost: $25; 21+ only



Tuesday, July 29, 6 – 8 p.m.

Cook for Life: Grain-Free Cooking 

Started in partnership with Portland Monthly, OMSI presents Cook for Life, a seasonal cooking series focused on cooking for healthy solutions. This month we will focus on eating with a gluten free* focus. Enjoy a small-plate, three-course meal with cooking demonstrations by Chef Abby Fammartino of Abby’s Table and nutritional information from Dr. Julie Briley of the National College of Natural Medicine.

Cost: $25

*Food will be 100% gluten free, please keep in mind that it will not be prepared in a gluten free kitchen.


OMSI After Dark

Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new exhibitions and old favorites! Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required. OMSI.edu/afterdark


OMSI After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month.

Cost: $13 regular admission; $6.50 for OMSI members; FREE for OMSI After Dark members.


Get a head start on the science fun: drink up at happy hour starting at 5 p.m. in OMSI’s eatery, Theory! The event takes place before OMSI After Dark each month and features a special menu including stone hearth pizza and local beer and wine.


June 25, 7 – 11 p.m.


From dinosaurs to owl pellets, see what OMSI has dug up this month.



July 30, 7 – 11 p.m.

Out of This World

Look up this summer and glimpse into the study of the stars with OMSI.


OMSI Science Pub


Science Pub Portland – Hollywood Theater

Science Pub Portland-Hollywood Theater is a monthly event open ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland

The Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge


June 2, 7 – 9 p.m.

The Science of Measurement in Biology and Medicine: Measuring Better to Understand Better

With Joe Gray, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; Director of OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine



July 7, 7 – 9 p.m.

The Inevitable Robot Uprising

With Daniel Wilson, Ph.D., author and robotics engineer


Science Pub Portland – Crystal Ballroom

Science Pub Portland Crystal Ballroom is a monthly event open to anyone ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland

Note: Due to programming changes at the Mission Theater, this series of Science Pub will relocate to the Crystal Ballroom for a 4-month trial period starting in June.

Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge


June 17, 7 – 9 p.m.

If We Are What We Eat, Can We Prevent Cancer?

With Philippe Thuillier, Ph.D., assistant professor, OHSU Cancer Research Center & Adjunct Research Scientist



July 15, 7 – 9 p.m.

House of Wisdom: The Influence of Islamic Science on Western Culture

With Jonathan Lyons, Ph.D., author


Science Pub Hillsboro

Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.

Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge


June 30, 7 – 9 p.m.

Science and Science Fiction: Human and Animal Hibernation

With Jason Podrabsky, PhD, professor, Department of Biology and Center for Life in Extreme Environments



July 28, 7 – 9 p.m.

Dynamic Geology of Oregon

With Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Portland State University


Science Pub Corvallis

Science Pub Corvallis is a monthly event held as a partnership between OMSI, Oregon State University (OSU) oregonstate.edu and the Downtown Corvallis Association (DCA) downtowncorvallis.org.

For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubcorvallis.

Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR

Plan to arrive early to choose your seating and place your food/beverage order.


June 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

With Cristina Eisenberg, College of Forestry, Oregon State University


Science Pub Eugene

Science Pub Eugene is held on the second Thursday of the month at Cozmic Pizza and is open to anyone and everyone; no RSVP is necessary. Co-presenters of Science Pub Eugene are OMSI (omsi.edu), The Science Factory (sciencefactory.org) and the University of Oregon’s College of Arts & Sciences (cas.uoregon.edu). For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene.

Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (Inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)

Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge.


June 12, 7 – 9 p.m.

Glaciers, National Security, and the Roots of Cutting Edge Climate Science

With Mark Carey, Ph.D., associate dean and associate professor of history in the Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon



July 10, 7 – 9 p.m.

Origin of Life in Soil

With Greg Retallack, Ph.D., Professor of Geology, University of Oregon


Science Pub – McMinnville

Science Pub McMinnville is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubmcminnville.

Hotel Oregon, 310 N.E. Evans Street, McMinnville, OR

Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge.



June 19, 7 – 9 p.m.

Forensic Science: Fact vs. Fiction

With Graham Rankin, Professor Emeritus of Forensic Science at Marshall University



Explore the museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month. Support comes from local sponsor Spirit Mountain Community Fund.


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July 6



For more information, visit: omsi.edu/empirical-theater

Named for knowledge gained through observation, the Empirical Theater emphasizes programming that engages and entertains visitors on educational, scientific and cultural topics. With a new giant screen, Dolby Atmos sound system and 3D capability, the theater will expand the tradition of offering the latest in high-quality informative and entertaining films for all ages.



Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Playing June 2

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers—aka Captain America—retires to a quiet life in Washington, D.C. where he attempts to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.



A thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris bands with the mysterious Four to find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.



An epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses.


Dinosaurs Alive 3D

A global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous Period “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant screen.  Narrated by Michael Douglas, the film uses state-of-the-art CGI to bring dinosaurs, their behaviors, and their ancient environments to life. Viewers witness dinosaurs locked in mortal combat, nesting in colonies, protecting their young, and facing catastrophic forces of nature. Interwoven throughout the film is a real-life scientific adventure that looks at the field of paleontology and the discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of these creatures that once dominated the Earth.


Flying Monsters 3D

220 million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In Flying Monsters, Sir David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Flying Monsters is a groundbreaking film that uses cutting-edge technology and CGI to bring the story of these giant flying reptiles and their prehistoric world to life. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as never before.


The Lego Movie

Incorporating some of the Lego world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, The Lego Movie invites fans of the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games to experience the visually unique Lego world in a new light.


Sea Monsters 3D

Sea Monsters 3D brings to life the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit Earth’s oceans, from saber-toothed fish to ancient sharks and giant squid. Combining state-of-the-art animation with exciting paleontological discoveries, this National Geographic production will take you on an unforgettable journey to an era when reptiles ruled the oceans as well as the land.


Great White Shark

Unraveling the mystery of a creature that haunts our imaginations, Great White Shark explores this iconic predator’s much maligned reputation as it takes viewers around the world to tell the true story of the great white’s threatened role atop the oceanic food chain.


Mysteries of the Unseen World

In the National Geographic tradition of powerful natural-history images and storytelling, Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals once-invisible dimensions of nature that are filled with beauty and wonder—and hold secrets crucial to our survival.


Flight of the Butterflies 3D

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.


Gravity 3D

Presented on the giant screen in astonishing Dolby 3D, this Oscar-nominated space thriller returns for an encore engagement. An astronaut (George Clooney) and scientist (Sandra Bullock) on a shuttle mission find themselves stranded in space when debris strikes their ship during a space walk. With no link to Earth and no hope of rescue, their fear turns to panic as they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space.



For more information, visit: omsi.edu/planetarium


To Space and Back

Now Showing Daily at 3:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through June 13

Showing Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. starting June 14

Space exploration—our greatest adventure—is having a big impact on our lives in many ways. Discoveries made through space exploration are helping us discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty. Equally as important, it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.  To Space and Back, narrated by James May, takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth! Discover how we’ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.


Perfect Little Planet

Now Showing Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:30 p.m. through June 13

Showing Daily at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m. starting June 14

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes—a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.


Starry Nights LIVE!

Now Showing Daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:00 p.m. through June 13

Showing Daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. starting June 14

Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars, and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI planetarium staff.




Showing Daily at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tue-Sun; Sat-Sun at 11:00 a.m. through June 13

Jazz Fantasia — The rich and varied history of America’s true original art form is brought to life in this dynamic laser light show. Encompassing traditions of swing, vocal jazz, bossa nova, free jazz, and jazz fusion, “Jazz Fantasia” will introduce audiences to one of the most diverse musical genres and some of the greatest musicians of all time.

Song List: Sentimental Journey – Juan Garcia Esquivel, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters, Spelling the Alphabet – Ornette Coleman, New York, New York – Frank Sinatra, Turtle Shoes – Bobby McFerrin & Herbie Hancock, Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jump Jive an’ Wail – Brian Setzer, Orchestra Sequencer – Al Di Meola



Showing Daily at 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. starting June 14

Laser Movie Madness — Music from the movies is brought to life in Laser Movie Madness, featuring a compilation of soundtrack favorites set to spectacular lasers. Song selections include the Theme from Jurassic Park, Circle of Life from the Lion King, music from Tron: Legacy and more.

Song List:

“Circle of Life” from The Lion King (Carmen Twillie), Theme from Jurassic Park (John Williams), “Derezzed” from Tron: Legacy (Daft Punk), “The Galaxy Song” from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (Eric Idle), “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams),“Conversation” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams), “Danger Zone” from Top Gun (Kenny Loggins), Theme from Lone Ranger (William Tell Overture) Gioachino Rossini)


EVENING LASER SHOWS (Fridays and Saturdays only)


8:15 p.m.

Laser Daft Punk  – Around the World, Da Funk, Digital Love, Aerodynamic, Derezzed, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Superheroes,  Human After All, Rock’n Roll Face to Face, Short Circuit, Television Rules the Nation, One More Time


9:30 p.m.

Pink Floyd Vision Bell – Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)




8:15 p.m.

Laser Rush  – Fly By Night, 2112: Overture, 2112: Temples of Syrinx,  The Trees, Closer to the Heart, Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions, Distant Early Warning, Big Money, Dreamline, Presto


9:30 p.m.

Pink Floyd Vision Bell – Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish you Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)



Phone: 503.797.4000 or 800.955.6674

Website: www.omsi.edu




Museum Admission: $13.00 Adults, $9.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, FREE for members

Submarine: $6.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above)

Empirical Theater Before 6pm: $8.50 Adults, $6.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members

Empirical Theater 6pm and After: $7 Adults, $6 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members

Planetarium: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members

Matinee Laser Light Shows: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members

Evening Laser Light Shows: $7.50




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