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3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Discover fun facts about the history of space rocketry. Then design and build your own rocket, launch it and learn how to track a rocket’s flight.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 

A New Bridge in Town!

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

Learn about the new cable-stayed bridge TriMet is building over the Willamette River just steps from OMSI.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 27, 2014
10-11am Sun
OMSI
$8

All About Earthquakes

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2014
10-11am Sun
OMSI
$8

Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th

Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Art of the Microscope

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Sep 20, 2014
10-11am Sat
OMSI
$8

Astronomy Camp 4-5

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 6-8

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Join us at Camp Hancock as we search the sky for galaxies, nebulae and planets through a telescope.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 9-12

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565/$615

Backpacking:
Broken Top

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Backpack into the Cascades to explore geologic forces and alpine ecosystems.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Canadian Rockies

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

In this backpacking adventure in the Canadian Rockies, we’ll hike in alpine meadows; marvel at majestic and craggy peaks that tower above blue-green glacial lakes; and look for signs of bear, bighorn sheep and moose.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Banff National Park, Canada
$825/$875
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Olympic Park

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Five days of spectacular backpacking through the magnificent peaks and lush rainforests of the Olympic Mountains.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 2, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Olympic Peninsula, WA
$565/$615

Backpacking:
Steens

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

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!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Steens Mountain, OR
$565-$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Teen Girls

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Three Sisters

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Travel along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and explore glacially carved lakes and moraines.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Wallowas

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Biking Portland 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Adventuring, Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$285/$335
Registration Availability 

Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 

Coastal Explorers

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

Cow Eye Dissection

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 19, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sat

Participants take a closer look at the different parts of a cow's eye while learning about the function of lenses, seeing and basic cow anatomy.


OMSI Ambassadors

Format
Traveling
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 20-Aug 2, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Sun - 5pm Sat

Travel across the Pacific Northwest as tour guides for exchange students from Japan.


3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Discover fun facts about the history of space rocketry. Then design and build your own rocket, launch it and learn how to track a rocket’s flight.


Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

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.


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Mix, measure and pour chemicals in amazing combinations.


Engineer This!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Construct towers, build bridges, wire electric circuits, and explore the worlds of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.


Flight Team

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$244-$355
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

In this high-flying class, students will make airplane prototypes out of paper and wood, experiment with lift, thrust, drag and gravity, and explore the fundamentals of remote controlled model airplanes.


Games Galore 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Students will design their own original video games, while exploring the world of computers, digital graphics and more.


Hit the Road Plus!

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$395-$445
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Explore aviation and then take an amazing glider ride. Learn about the history of volcanoes, then swoop down the alpine slides on Mt Hood. Discuss how lava caves are formed, then venture through the Ape Cave. Note: This program includes an overnight.


LEGO® Robotics II 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

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.


LEGO® Simple Machines

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Design and create an ancient catapult — the trebuchet — and learn the physical forces at work in simple and complex machines.


Let’s Invent! - Grade 1

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
1st
Price Range
$165-$185
Start and end times
1:30-4pm Mon-Fri

We supply guidance and creative materials, and kids use their imaginations to design and build their own wild creations.


Let’s Invent! - Grade K

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
K
Price Range
$165-$185
Start and end times
9am-11:30am Mon-Fri

We supply guidance and creative materials, and kids use their imaginations to design and build their own wild creations.


Master Chemist

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Explore reactions that produce heat and cold, brilliant colors, and spontaneous combustion.


Orca Camp

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

A visit to northern Washington’s San Juan Island provides an up-close look at seals and porpoises, calm water for canoeing, coastal hiking trails, and a chance to see orca whales.


Paleontology Field Study

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Learn about life in Oregon millions of years ago with an up-close look at the plant and animal fossils found in the different units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.


Rafting:
Lower Deschutes

Format
Rafting
Location
Deschutes River, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join a whitewater adventure as we explore the ancient basalt lava flows exposed by eons of constant erosion, observe the wildlife of the river and run class I-III rapids.


Science School of Wizardry

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Throw on a wizard’s cloak and embark on a week of science magic.


Space Flight

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$375-$425
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Walk in the footsteps of NASA scientists as we explore our solar system, build rockets and learn about the powerful dynamics of the massive machines that lift the space shuttle into orbit. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Volcanoes & Caves 9-12

Format
Traveling
Location
Newberry National Volcanic Monument, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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.


Web Design 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Learn how to create your own web page, blog, photo gallery and more.


Hancock Family Weekend

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 25-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
Family
Price Range
$155-$205
Start and end times
6pm Fri - Noon Sun

Bring the family for three days at Camp Hancock and learn about everything from astronomy to paleontology.


A New Bridge in Town!

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sun

Learn about the new cable-stayed bridge TriMet is building over the Willamette River just steps from OMSI.


3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 28-Aug 1, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Discover fun facts about the history of space rocketry. Then design and build your own rocket, launch it and learn how to track a rocket’s flight.


Animation 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 28-Aug 1, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

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.