Science

Admission: 

$8.00 advance tickets, $10.00* suggested cover at the door

Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements of public health in the last century, and more is yet to be done. This success has saved countless lives -- and created a backlash of vaccine hesitancy and denial that we are still seeking to understand.

 

At this Science on Tap, hear from a panel of experts from the Multnomah County Health department, including epidemiologists, doctors, and other scientists, about how vaccines work, how they protect our communities, what the risks really are, and how you can make a difference.

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science on tap

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

 

We currently have monthly events here:

--First Tuesday, Clinton Street Theatre, Portland OR

--Second Wednesday, Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver WA...

Admission: 

$8.00 advance tickets, $10.00* suggested cover at the door

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Have you ever wondered how animals find and impress that special someone? From crazy dances to unanticipated sex changes, animals have some unusual strategies for attracting and keeping their mates.

 

Join ...

Admission: 

$8.00 advance tickets, $10.00* suggested cover at the door

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

 

While we can’t predict exactly when the next Great Cascadia Earthquake will happen, we CAN forecast the probabilities from a long history of past earthquakes. The study of the geological history of the last 10,000 years of the Cascadia Subduction Zone has shown that there have been 43 great...

Admission: 

$13 non-members, $6.50 OMSI members, Free OAD membership

OMSI After Dark: Science of Sex


Talk about IT at OMSI After Dark.

Let's talk about sex (and the science behind it), baby, at this special Saturday Valentine's Day edition of OMSI After Dark. 

Here's a sneak peek at what's to come...

 

Demonstrations and Activities:

  • Freaky Friction: Why is it harder to pull something across a carpet than a hardwood floor? What surfaces or materials would help reduce this ferocious friction?
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Admission: 

$13.00 Non-Members, $6.50 Members, Free OAD Members

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 After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month.

 

Demonstrations & Activities

  • Marshmallows in SpaaaaaaaceWhen a delicious confection made of fluffed sugar meets a
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Science Pub Portland - Hollywood Theatre
The Electric Earth: OSU investigations of subsurface geologic structures in Cascadia using electromagnetic geophysics.
with Kyle McDonald, faculty research assistant, Oregon State University

 

The majesty of Cascadia often overwhelms the senses while hiking the innumerable trails in our backyard, but the persistent subsurface activity that gives rise to those beautiful landscapes has its own beauty to behold. Scientists have been able to build a picture of this subsurface world with ever-increasing...

Science Pub Portland - Empirical Theater at OMSI
Hanford Hazards: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste
with Ken Niles, assistant director, and Dirk Dunning, technical staff at the Oregon Department of Energy’s Nuclear Safety and Energy Emergency Preparedness Division

Established in 1943 as part of the Manhatten Project, the Hanford Nuclear Site is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex on the Columbia River. The site has an interesting history including its selection during World War II, its operations during the war, and expansions into and...

Location: Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202

 

From spatial patterns like the stripes on a zebra to temporal patterns like the rhythmic beating of the heart, patterns are ubiquitous in nature. Understanding how these patterns emerge is one of science’s most enduring mysteries. In this lecture, Prof. Swinney will discuss how ordered patterns emerge as systems are driven away from thermodynamic equilibrium. While no general theory of pattern...

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