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Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk

Location
At the Museum
Format
Films
Topic(s) Covered
Human Biology
Grade Level(s)
5th — Adult
Duration
50 min
Cost
$5 Per Person for School Groups

From breathtaking views of skydiving to a 4,265-foot base jump off a legendary Norwegian cliff, explore the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Location
At the Museum
Format
Planetarium Shows
Topic(s) Covered
Astronomy
Grade Level(s)
4th — Adult
Duration
25 min
Cost
$3 Per Person

Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science and Einstein’s theories provide the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon.

Black hole

Chemistry Assembly: Lights, Camera, Reaction!

Location
At the Museum
Format
Assemblies
Topic(s) Covered
Chemistry
Grade Level(s)
K — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$3 Per Student

This show has it all! Learn about chemical reaction with solutions that instantly change color, giant piles of foam, great balls of fire and more!

OMSI educator performing a demo during an assembly

Chemistry Assembly: What's the Matter?

Location
At the Museum
Format
Assemblies
Topic(s) Covered
Chemistry
Grade Level(s)
K — 5th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$3 Per Student

Students experience hot ice, floating fog and exploding liquid to explore the states of matter.

Ice and water

Chemistry Extended Lab: Introduction to Chemistry

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Chemistry
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Duration
2 hrs
Cost
$140 Per Session

Explore chemistry concepts in a lab-based environment for ten consecutive sessions. Students work independently and in small groups and keep a written record of their lab work and homework. Please note that this program will take place over multiple days.

Student exploring chemical mixtures in lab

Chemistry Lab: For Little Chemists

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Chemistry
Grade Level(s)
K — 2nd
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Fire your students’ imaginations with the wonders of chemistry! OMSI educators demonstrate fountains of foam, fast-freezing solutions, mysterious color changes and bubbling gases with the help of your class. Specially designed for non-readers.

Young girl exploring chemistry

Chemistry Lab: Mixing It Up - Experiments in Chemistry

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Chemistry
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Students complete up to six hands-on experiments, view exciting demonstrations and have their questions answered by an OMSI educator in a personalized setting.

Students exploring chemistry

Chirpie's Magical Sky

Location
At the Museum
Format
Planetarium Shows
Topic(s) Covered
Astronomy
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
15 min
Cost
$3 Per Person

Join Chirpie, a friendly bird, on a three-dimensional journey through the four seasons.

Telescope against night sky

Dinosaurs Alive

Location
At the Museum
Format
Films
Topic(s) Covered
Paleontology
Grade Level(s)
4th — Adult
Duration
45 min
Cost
$5 Per Person for School Groups

A global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous Period “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant screen.

Discovery Lab: Be a Naturalist!

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Biology, Zoology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Children practice science process skills including observing and drawing, taking weights and measurements, and investigating specimens from the natural world.

Magnifying glass, yellow daisy and butterfly on top of open book

Discovery Lab: Bugs and Butterflies

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

In this basic introduction to live insects and scientific investigation, students learn about the unique features of insects and how scientists study them.

Magnifying glass, yellow daisy and butterfly on top of open book

Discovery Lab: Incredible Edible Nutrition Science

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Botany, Human Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Eat a rainbow every day! Learn about the science of healthy foods.

A bunch of fruits and vegetables

Discovery Lab: My Body

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Human Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Learn about what's under your skin, where your food goes after you eat, and what makes your body move in this introduction to the human body.

Young boy moving two tennis balls

Discovery Lab: My Five Senses

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Human Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Explore an assortment of materials that stimulate all five senses.

Young boy exploring grass with adult

Discovery Lab: Pollinators

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Ecology, Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Learn about animals that pollinate, and discover ways we can help pollinators in our neighborhoods.

Girl with butterfly

Discovery Lab: Simple Machines

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Engineering, Physics
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier.

three gears

Discovery Lab: The Dirt on Worms

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Ecology, Biology
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Explore the wonderful, wiggly world of worms and their important role in composting.

Earth worm in dirt

Dive! The Science of Submarines

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Engineering, Physics
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Duration
50 min
Cost
$70 Per Session

Learn the basics of density and buoyancy through a series of hands-on engineering challenges.

Submarine diving under water

Earth Science Assembly: Tornadoes, Thunder and Lightning, Oh My!

Location
At the Museum
Format
Assemblies
Topic(s) Covered
Meteorology
Grade Level(s)
K — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$3 Per Student

Your group will be blown away when you experience weather OMSI-style with our flaming tornado and indoor lightning.

Tornado

Earth Science Lab: All About Earthquakes

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Geology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Find out why earthquakes happen, where they happen, and why some are devastating while others are barely felt.

earthquake

Earth Science Lab: Become an Astrogeologist

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Astronomy, Geology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features of Earth to our cosmic neighbors.

Galaxy in space

Earth Science Lab: Climate and Carbon

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Climatology, Meteorology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Learn about the importance of climate and carbon while looking at the scientific evidence behind climate change.

Image of earth from space

Earth Science Lab: Fabulous Fossils

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Paleontology
Grade Level(s)
K — 5th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Handle an assortment of rocks and fossils to figure out how to identify and define fossils.

T-rex fossils

Earth Science Lab: Made of Earth

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Geology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Students examine different soils and rocks and explore how these are affected by water.

Rocks

Earth Science Lab: Tools of the Paleontologist

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Paleontology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 12th
Duration
1 hr
Cost
$70 Per Session

Discover how paleontologists try to solve the mystery of long-dead creatures and what counts as scientific evidence.

T-rex fossils