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