Why do earthquakes happen? Will we get a large earthquake in Oregon or Washington? Experiment with a simple earthquake model to see how well you can forecast an earthquake.
Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.
Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.
We will explore ways to capture creative images by using the camera on your phone with a microscope. It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Beginner Microscopy lab first.
Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.
Practice locating star clusters and galaxies with a telescope, then take your new skills to one of the largest and most popular astronomy events in the country: Oregon Star Party.
Backpack into the Cascades to explore geologic forces and alpine ecosystems.
Spend a week backpacking and exploring the exquisite and isolated Steens Mountain in Southeastern Oregon. You will be one of the rare few who ever has!
Join an all-girl crew for a trek through the stunning alpine scenery of central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness area to study volcanic geology and alpine ecology.
Travel along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and explore glacially carved lakes and moraines.
Backpack into the Wallowa Mountains as we practice modern orienteering, learn to use minimum-impact camping techniques, and explore the cultural and natural history of the area.
Join OMSI and the Community Cycling Center to learn how to navigate the city by bike. Students will build on riding skills and learn basic bicycle maintenance and repair.
Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.
Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.
Explore complex chemistry concepts and delve deep into the science of cooking.
Learn the legends behind the constellations and the science that makes our night sky so amazing.
In this digital exploration, girls will design and animate e-cards, and create characters for their own web cartoons and music videos.
Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible.
Create your own interactive and animated life story to take home.
Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.
Learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.
In this edible chemistry adventure, kids will explore science concepts as we make muffins and “munch, munch” more.
This advanced class will build on techniques learned in our popular LEGO Robotics class. Students will delve deeper into the world of robotics and become masters of their own LEGO creation.
Learn how Lewis & Clark used canoeing, fire-building, navigation and scientific observation on their epic journey.
Create a working telegraph, personal website, blog and more.
Spend a two-week island getaway researching and monitoring the ecosystems of San Juan Island with OMSI naturalists.
Students will have a blast with rockets as they experiment with Isaac Newton’s laws of motion to build and test a variety of rocket designs.
Observe marine life up-close and learn about incredible adaptations.
Join us as we travel and camp around the Newberry Caldera and Crater Lake National Park for an up-close look at how volcanoes shape our landscape.
Develop intermediate survival skills such as plant identification, fire-making, orienteering, animal tracking and shelter building.
Building on skills learned in Games Galore, students will challenge themselves to learn how computers and keyboards interact to control programs.