Join us for a week of exploring, astronomy and fun.
Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.
Join us at Camp Hancock as we search the sky for galaxies, nebulae and planets through a telescope.
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.
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.
Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.
Spend a weekend at Camp Kiwanilong and enjoy ecology and marine biology activities appropriate for all ages.
This five-day program will give students an introduction to the techniques and tools used in outdoor documentary film-making.
Discover how living organisms (including humans) have survived in the desert for thousands of years.
Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.
Learn about the origins of Oregon’s landscape during a fun-filled week of fossil hunting, rock hounding and thunderegg polishing.
Spend your week learning and practicing rafting skills, scanning for bald eagles and running class I-III rapids.
Learn how to identify wild, edible plants growing on the banks, tie knots, find safe drinking water, build weather shelters and enjoy the excitement of running class I-III rapids.
Bring the family for three days at Camp Hancock and learn about everything from astronomy to paleontology.
Join us on a naturalist’s adventure as we study reptiles and amphibians found in eastern Oregon.
Spend 10 amazing days on San Juan Island learning about diverse island ecosystems and terrestrial and marine wildlife.
Spend a week learning basic wilderness survival skills.
Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.
Gain the skills and judgment needed to lead a group safely through outdoor activities.
Learn how Lewis & Clark used canoeing, fire-building, navigation and scientific observation on their epic journey.
Spend 3 days discovering the amazing animals and habitats of the high desert at Camp Hancock.
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.
Spend spring break with OMSI at Camp Namanu, only 30 miles from Portland! Dive deep into Oregon's temperate rainforests and learn about the wildlife who make it their home.
Visit Hancock Field Station for a weekend of fossil and wildlife exploration in the canyons of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Find out if you have what it takes to be a paleontologist by exploring the fossil beds of eastern Oregon.
Travel to the coast for a 3 day camping adventure.
Visit misty, old-growth forests, rocky beaches and sunny meadows to investigate the connection between the health of the redwood trees and the regional ecosystem.
Spend two weeks exploring, researching, and monitoring the diverse ecology and wildlife of this amazing island.
Explore the Olympic Peninsula to understand the balance of elevation versus water.
OMSI’s partnership with NW Documentary is your chance to film on location, interview an expert, record a narration and edit it all to make a short film.
Spend a week exploring the uniquely interconnected ecosystem of California’s coastal redwoods and the nearby sea.
Get an up-close look at wild creatures and animal bones as we learn about the amazing wildlife surrounding Camp Hancock.
Travel across the Pacific Northwest as tour guides for exchange students from Japan.
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.
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.