September Events @OMSI
Fun for Everyone
Through the rest of September, OMSI has plenty of events including a free star party! Check out these great events and get your nerd on.
Portland Mini Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. A weekend 2000 filled with an incredible variety of exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances, the event bridges arts, crafts, science and engineering—many of them hands-on and all of them engaging. Maker Faire is a reflection of our community at its very best.
September 15-16, 10am – 6pm in the north parking lot
Cost: $12 for adults; $8 for youth (ages 3-13) and seniors (ages 63+)
Exploring the Deep Ocean: Strange Animals, Submarine Volcanoes, and Life in Critical to life on Earth yet virtually unexplored, the planet’s largest ecosystem - the ocean – holds many mysteries. Though currently subject to rapid change with unknown global-scale consequences, the ocean has been the source of a number of new discoveries of animal life, environments and even extremophiles. At this Science Pub, find out just how much of the planet’s surface is still left to explore, and what kinds of curious creatures live there. Dr. Hammond is the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Ocean Exploration and Research Program and Division Leader for the Ocean Environment Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. He has been involved in marine geophysics and submarine volcanic and hydrothermal research for more than 40 years, and has also led the NOAA Vents ocean exploration program for more than 25 years. Come early to get a good seat!
Tuesday, September 18, 7-9 p.m.
OMSI Star Party: Autumnal Equinox Celebration
On this special evening presented by OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of autumn with a free Star Party! Join us as we gaze at the heavens at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 7:30 p.m. From beginners to experts of all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to view the stars and other objects through a variety of telescopes. Viewing highlights includes Mars, Saturn, Moon and more! On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties website, http://www.omsi.edu/starparties, for possible weather-related cancellations.
September 22, 7:30 p.m., at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee
OMSI After Dark Burgers and Brew: Enough Said.
We get serious about warm buns, frosty mugs, and juicy patties. Discern the difference between grass vs. oat fed beef, delve into the science of skunky beer, and experience the magical action of yeast. Get wise to preservatives, food expiration, and the nuances of restaurants over fast food.
Wednesday, September 26, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $12 regular admission; $6 for OMSI members; FREE for OMSI After Dark members
Brew Package: $25 for non-members, $15 for OMSI members; $10 for OMSI After Dark members. Includes event admission, souvenir pint glass, and 10 tokens for beer samples.