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.
This class centers on city planning, civil engineering and good old-fashioned design.
Part art, science and invention, this class explores Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas and machines.
In this class, LEGO fanatics can feed their need for speed as they figure out how much horsepower can be squeezed into LEGO creations.
Take your LEGO building knowledge, experience and imagination to the extreme as you build statues, make a working abacus, and erect the tallest or strongest structure using the fewest bricks.
Take your LEGO building knowledge, experience and imagination to the extreme as we build statues, make a working abacus and erect the tallest or strongest structure using the fewest bricks.
Combine structural design concepts with practical engineering to create models of working machines.
Experiment with LEGO bricks, axles, gears, pulleys and weights as we explore energy, density and physics.
Design and create an ancient catapult — the trebuchet — and learn the physical forces at work in simple and complex machines.
Dive into oceanography and make waves as we explore how land and water come together at the seashore.
Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.
Be creative with computers as you design your own t-shirt, compose electronic music, create a virtual car, make art and more.
Explore complex chemistry concepts and delve deep into the science of cooking.
Mix, measure and pour chemicals in amazing combinations.
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.
Combine the best activities from our popular LEGO classes with all the fun of a day at OMSI.
Students will design their own original video games, while exploring the world of computers, digital graphics and more.
Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.
Observe marine life up-close and learn about incredible adaptations.
Set your time machine for Cretaceous adventure in the age of giant reptiles.
Learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.
Spend a week learning how to design and program a LEGO robot using Mindstorms software.
Explore the sun and its many layers, tour the planets in our solar system, and crash-land on the moon to see how well you’d survive.
In this class, we’ll investigate the powerful forces that shift and shape our local landscape and the face of the earth.
Are you are former Rising Star and want to apply to OMSI as a Peer Mentor? Peer Mentors will assist the Teen Science Alliance coordinator with the daily administration of the Thinkineers program.
Are you are former Rising Star and want to apply to OMSI and join the Science Squad? Members of the Science Squad work throughout the museum halls and labs to facilitate demos for the public.
Learn about dinosaurs by piecing together dinosaur puzzles and digging for bones like a paleontologist.