Bring your appetite for food, drinks and knowledge to OMSI Science Pubs. These events invite people of all ages to learn about an interesting science topic in a friendly, fun environment.
OMSI Science Pubs are monthly events that celebrate the marvel of science with food and drinks. Some of the science pub topics focus on what’s happening right here in Oregon, while others take you around the world to explore the many wonders of our planet.
Here’s the information on topics, dates and tickets:
OMSI Science Pubs
Events are held at McMenamins Kennedy School and OMSI’s Empirical Theater.
At Kennedy School, you can get dinner, snacks and drinks throughout the presentation. Options range from pizza to burgers to popcorn and candy. And don’t forget the cajun tots.
The Empirical Theater cafe serves sandwiches, salads and movie snacks. You can eat inside the theaters making this a great opportunity for a night out of the house.
Tickets are a $5 donation to OMSI per person. Capacity is limited to 50% at the science pubs.
Advance tickets are recommended. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the check-in table. Tickets at the door are first come, first served. Masks are optional.
Upcoming Topics and Dates
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Science
Join art historical novelist Stephanie Storey for an exploration of how Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic mind influenced his scientific inventions. Using some of Leonardo’s most famous machines as a guide, attendees will journey through Leonardo’s mind to see how inextricable art and science were in the Renaissance master’s process. Enjoy exciting and insightful storytelling from this award-winning national television producer and bestselling author.
This science pub is taking place Tuesday, August 2 from 7-9 p.m. at OMSI’s Empirical Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Get tickets for this science pub.
Into The Abyss: The Upgraded Human-Occupied Submersible Alvin is Diving Deeper
The abyssal ocean is geologically, geochemically and biologically diverse, and largely unexplored. The U.S. research submersible Alvin has recently undergone a major upgrade to extend the sub’s reach from 14,800 to 21,325 feet or 4 miles. In this talk, microbiologist Anna-Louise Reysenbach, geologist Adam Soule and ocean engineer Anna Michel will explore the major milestones of the submersible’s history and scientific discoveries, and offer insights into questions that can now be addressed about the connectivity between the deep ocean and the surface of the planet.
This science pub is taking place Tuesday, August 16 from 7-9 p.m. at OMSI’s Empirical Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Get tickets for this science pub.
What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
Humanity’s hallmark endeavors of agriculture and medicine emerged from our understanding of the natural world. Montgomery and Biklé eloquently update this fundamental reality and show us why what’s good for the land is good for us. Conventional agricultural practices unravel this vital partnership and undercut our well-being. Can farmers and ranchers produce enough nutrient-dense food to feed us all? Can we have quality and quantity?
This science pub is taking place Tuesday, September 13 from 7-9 p.m. at OMSI’s Empirical Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Get tickets to this science pub.
OMSI Science Pubs are taking place at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., and OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., in Portland.
Parking is free and doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit OMSI’s event page.
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