Tease your hair to the heavens, take an awkward photo booth picture with your date and make a toast with a glass of pre-spiked punch at Prom-si After Dark!
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!
21+ Only | ID’s Required
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
Blow Me a Kiss: Chocolate and balloons are important staples in the realm of love, but what have they got to do with kissing?
Tricky Tinder Tactics: Who said that math isn’t sexy? Learn what it takes to make a successful dating profile.
We’ve Got the Beat: Twist, shout, and paint to the music! Put on your dancing shoes and see how rhythm can play a role in art.
Meet Your 39 Trillion Prom Dates: Learn how microbes are shared through social interactions, and find out the surprising benefits of dancing the night away with all those bacteria!
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Dance Your Night Away: Relive your high school prom, bad decor and all!
8-10pm in the auditorium
Planetarium Laser Shows:
Romance Under the Stars 6:45 & 9 pm
Love, Chocolate and Prairie Voles: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love with Larry Sherman, PhD, Professor, Division of Neuroscience at OHSU – 8:45pm
Is the brain chemistry behind our love for chocolate equivalent to that which drives infatuation with a new lover, the love of a particular song, or addiction? How does the brain sort out pleasure and discomfort? What drives our decisions to stay with one person for life or go from one lover to another, never settling down? Neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman will focus on these and other questions that reveal much about how neurochemical changes can have major effects on our behaviors—including how we love, what we love and who we love.
A-WOL Dance Collective: Mingling the worlds of dance and aerial, A-WOL ignites a wonder and curiosity of what can happen when a human body takes flight.
7:15 & 8:30pm
The Newlywed Game: throwback to the gameshow that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not know each other.
6:45 & 7:15pm
Minute to Win It Challenge: Penny Hose – prizes at stake!