WHAT:  Drink Together, Stay Together:  Alcohol’s Effects on Social Relationships;  Velo Cult with Andre Walcott (Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU) and Bryn Harding (a recent graduate of PNCA);  How drugs influence relationships, with changes revealed by behavior and brain structure, and through the art of portraiture…

WHERE:  Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213...

Support scienceBy making your own brain cell..!


Pipe cleaner neurons are colorful, bright and visible, they demonstrate structural and functional facts about our nervous systems, and they allow for creative expression…

Brain cells also connect, linking to each other across short gaps called synapses, and form powerful networks that effectively route information and let organisms, including us, respond to changes in our world with organized and successful behavior…



Noggin @ Velo Cult: Balance + StressNovember 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Stressed out, burned out:  Strategies to stay balanced from the studio and lab.

Tamasen Hayward, a Neuroscience graduate researcher in the Coffin Lab at WSU Vancouver, gives you the inside scoop on stress, discusses when stress is good and when it’s too much, and suggests ways to manage stress based on proven research…


Inspired by anatomy, the body’s response to stress, and Eastern art techniques, Portland artist ...


$5 suggested donation

¡Viva La Evolución! What Have We Learned 25 Years Into the Genomics Era?

With Sarah Schaack, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Reed College

Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation


It’s been more than 25 years since the launch of the human genome sequencing project, and there are as many questions as before about the role of genotype for phenotype in biology.  What does it really mean to “sequence the genome”? What do we learn from genome sequences? In this talk, we’ll explore the answers to...


$5 suggested donation
Sci Pub Zika

Zika: The Origins and Transmission of a Virus

With Dan Streblow, PhD, Associate Scientist at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Oregon Health & Science University, and Christopher M. Wirth, Program Manager for the Multnomah County Health Department's Vector Control and Enforcement Program

Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus closely related to yellow fever and...

Mars OMSI graphic

If you joined a Mars colony, what would your house look like? Come learn about different types of structures scientists have designed for future Mars missions, then design and build your own gingerbread Mars house to take home!


This workshop is suggested for ages 6+ with a parent and for ages 14+ without a guardian. Foodstuffs in this lab will include common allergens such as wheat, soy, and eggs.


Tickets are $25 per house; up to three people can work on each house.


Included with OMSI General Admission
Gingerbread house

Included in General Admission | Run, run as fast as you can to Gingerbread Adventures, an exhibit that takes a sweet and smart look at the science behind a favorite holiday activity—gingerbread houses! With giant sculptures and fun activities, Gingerbread Adventures is a treat for the whole family this holiday season. 


This event runs from 11/19-1/2


Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.


All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!


21+ Only | ID's Required


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