Celebrate Black culture and community at this special OMSI science event. Black Community Science Night is a family-friendly night of museum exploring, science demos, lectures and cultural entertainment.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, better known as OMSI, is one of the nation’s leading science centers and we’re lucky to have it right here in Portland. Science lovers and explorers of the unknown will marvel at the special exhibits, hands-on labs and planetarium, 4-story screen theater and much more. The local attraction also hosts a monthly discount day with $5 tickets and science pubs at Kennedy School and Theory Restaurant.
OMSI also hosts special events throughout the year. Here are the details about this upcoming science night:
Black Community Science Night at OMSI
The Black Community Science Night at OMSI is Friday, October 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event features music, science demonstrations, planetarium shows, community vendors, lectures and food.
See the current featured exhibit, Orcas: our Shared Future, and get a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibit, Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom.
Science demonstrations include chromatography, microscopy and robotics.
Live performances include Bridge City Soul, Ekome and DJ Eddie and 503 Portland Sliders.
Here are the timed activities:
- 6-9 p.m. Bridge City Soul (band)
- 7:30 p.m. Science Demo: Lycopodium Flares
- 8:30 p.m. Science Demo: Ping Pong Ball Geyser
Also in Turbine Hall are brain teasers, design challenges, shake house and more.
- 7:05 p.m. Laser Prince
- 7:40 p.m. Laser Beyonce
- 8:15 p.m. Laser Lizzo
There are also food vendors and community booths.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids and seniors. The price includes access to the featured exhibit, parking and all activities listed above. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water St. For more information and to buy tickets, visit OMSI’s website.
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