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OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-3354, US (map)
503.797.6674

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 2 2016
    Portland Women in Science 3rd Annual Mixer Networking Event

    Join WIS PDX for a fun night of networking with STEM professionals at OMSI! Join us to meet new people in STEM and extend your existing network! To encourage meeting new people, we will have networking games and prizes (including OMSI After Dark tickets). All are welcome at this social event. There will be catering by Bon Apetit and a cash bar. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-women-in-science-mixer-at-omsi-registration-28293792495

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  • Sunday
    Sep 11 2016
    Portland Mini Maker Fair

    Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

    Operating in and around the OMSI complex, Portland's Mini Maker Fair 2016 is expected to draw around 20,000 visitors over this 2 day extravaganza of creativity and making. With a wide range of local makers, presentations, workshops, activities and vendors, there's literally something here for everyone. From textiles to sculpture, 3d printing to bee keeping, steampunk hovercraft to supersonic ping-pong balls, you never know what you'll find as you explore Portland's Mini maker Faire 2016.

    Getting Tickets Tickets to the 2016 Portland Mini Maker Faire will include the north parking lot and the museum.

    Tickets on sale now!

    One-Day Passes: $15 Adults, $10 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ Two-Day Passes: $25 Adults, $15 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ OMSI Members get 50% off all tickets

    Food & Drink A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with Full Sail beer, Union Wine Co. wine, and Reverend Nat's hard cider available at the bar. OMSI's restaurant, Theory, will also be open with wood-fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Salt & Straw ice cream.

    Participating Food Carts:

    50 Licks Altengartz Aybla Grill Hungry Heart Moberi Smoothies Nineteen27 S'mores PDX Sliders Right Bayou So Cold Sweet Day Tamale Boy Taqueria la Merced Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the bar, but some food carts are cash-only so please plan accordingly. An ATM is available inside the museum.

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  • Saturday
    Sep 10 2016
    Portland Mini Maker Fair

    Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

    Operating in and around the OMSI complex, Portland's Mini Maker Fair 2016 is expected to draw around 20,000 visitors over this 2 day extravaganza of creativity and making. With a wide range of local makers, presentations, workshops, activities and vendors, there's literally something here for everyone. From textiles to sculpture, 3d printing to bee keeping, steampunk hovercraft to supersonic ping-pong balls, you never know what you'll find as you explore Portland's Mini maker Faire 2016.

    Getting Tickets Tickets to the 2016 Portland Mini Maker Faire will include the north parking lot and the museum.

    Tickets on sale now!

    One-Day Passes: $15 Adults, $10 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ Two-Day Passes: $25 Adults, $15 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ OMSI Members get 50% off all tickets

    Food & Drink A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with Full Sail beer, Union Wine Co. wine, and Reverend Nat's hard cider available at the bar. OMSI's restaurant, Theory, will also be open with wood-fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Salt & Straw ice cream.

    Participating Food Carts:

    50 Licks Altengartz Aybla Grill Hungry Heart Moberi Smoothies Nineteen27 S'mores PDX Sliders Right Bayou So Cold Sweet Day Tamale Boy Taqueria la Merced Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the bar, but some food carts are cash-only so please plan accordingly. An ATM is available inside the museum.

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  • Tuesday
    May 24 2016
    Hack Oregon - Road Mapping Interdisciplinary Skills

    If you're just starting off on your journey into technology, it can be a challenge to know how to demonstrate competency to get in the door to your first job. Then, it's an even greater challenge to continue practicing, learning, and creating in the evolving technology landscape.

    This workshop is all about setting up your blueprint for a career of lifelong-learning and collaboration. That means honing your core competency and branching out with complimentary skills that provide range, perspective, and flexibility.

    WHO SHOULD TAKE IT:

    This workshop is designed for people who are actively thinking about advancing their path in the tech industry.

    PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN:

    This workshop is not about just "looking good to get a job" but what "is" good on the job. Get insight into the practices of some of the most creative and highly innovative teams in how they build flexibility and specialization into their production environment.

    Participants will walk out with a literal roadmap to achieve "T" skills for their ideal career path, along with practical recommendations on the strengths and limitations of online learning, traditional academic credentials, code schools, mentorship, open source contribution, and everything in between.

    Fair warning: This might be a gateway drug into Hack University.

    RSVP NOW

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  • Friday
    May 15 2015
    Celebrate with ChickTech: Year-End Event

    CELEBRATE THE 2014-2015 CHICKTECH HIGH SCHOOL COHORT!

    It's an evening at OMSI with LEGOs, soft circuits, dinner, dance lessons, raffles, and more!

    The Portland Chapter ChickTech High School Program is having its last event of the 2014-2015 year! Over the year, our high school girls have been offered over 12 free tech workshops, 1:1 mentoring, and internships. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments, and honor all of our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make it happen -- and help us get a great start to the 2015-2016 year.

    Register today so you don't miss out!

    $15 per ticket help cover the costs of the event. Any proceeds go to support ChickTech's 2015-2016 year.

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  • Friday
    May 8 2015
    FortiExpress - Rolling Demo Center!

    Demo Center on Wheels! If you work with data security - this is the event for you! Space is Limited so Please Register!

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  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders XI

    We're taking Coffee w/ Co-Founders and moving it out of the coffeeshop this month. We're celebrating our moving into OMSI's workspace by hosting the next Coffee w/ Co-Founders and this time the coffee is on us!

    Bring your business cards and be ready to talk to others about what you're working on.

    See you all there!

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2015
    Lesbians Who Tech - OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science

    Join us on January 28th for an evening of erudite entertainment at OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science. After Dark features live demos, exhibitions, snacks, beer, wine, sweets, and other foods. OMSI recommends purchasing a ticket ($13 for non-members) in advance online.

    Meet up at 5:30 at nearby Bunk Bar or catch us at the event after 6.

    Also check out our Meetup group and Facebook group.

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  • Friday
    Aug 15 2014
    TechFestNW Talent Fair - 20+ PDX Companies Hiring
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    Find Your Next Tech Job at TechfestNW

    Looking for a job in tech? The Talent Fair at TFNW is here to help connect you with the right opportunities at the right time.

    From August 15-16 at OMSI, come meet, mingle and network with some of the Pacific NW’s best employers.

    The following companies will be in attendance and are aggressively hiring in the field of digital craft and looking for qualified candidates: programmers, developers, engineers, coders, brand strategists, and more.

    Companies Hiring: Act-On AppNexus Aruba CorSource CrowdCompass Daimler Elemental Idealist iGrafx Incomm Digital Solutions Jama Monsoon Commerce Multnomah County Nike Puppet Labs Simple Smarsh Treehouse Urban Airship

    Partners: Code Guild Epicodus OHSU Oregon Tech OSU College of Business Portland Code School PSU School of Engineering

    Cost is only $10 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/586973

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  • TechfestNW
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    TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub. TechfestNW kicked off in 2012 to bring together technology, design, creativity, entrepreneurship, education, career opportunities and talent. It runs in conjunction with MusicfestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the United States. According to Fortune magazine, “Tech may have found its next SXSW.”

    Held August 15-16, TechfestNW 2014 includes well honed speaker programming, a talent and exhibition fair, and plenty of networking opportunities.

    Tickets on sale now $99 for both days. Tickets to TechfestNW talent fair only are $10.

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  • Thursday
    May 8 2014
    Play/Interact

    In partnership with Oregon Story Board, join us for a showcase of innovation and creativity as we host an afternoon of digital storytelling demonstrations.

    Several video game and digital media technology organizations will show off their current projects, including Emerging Media & Digital Arts at Southern Oregon University, Chroma, Tinderbox Entertainment, Weird City Games, Pipeworks, Backabit, Creative Media & Digital Culture at Washington State University - Vancouver, Refuge VFX and Animation, Robert LaCosse, Hinge Digital, and Second Story.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 22 2014
    Administrative Professional Celebration

    Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week® with the Oregon Trail Chapter! Please join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks, celebrations, fabulous prizes, new friends and connections! Theory Eatery @ OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave- Portland Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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  • Saturday
    Sep 14 2013
    Portland Mini Maker Faire
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    OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

    Portland Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people share what they are making and learning.

    Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

    Close to 100 Makers will be participating in this year's Portland Mini Maker Faire and we are so excited about their creativity and enthusiasm.

    Makers will run the gamut from the latest technology, including demonstrations of 3D printing robots, a Tesla coil and Frankenstein the Electric Bike; to rocket making, sustainable art, blacksmithing, welding, a motion-sensor sky diving game and much more.

    Visitors can watch demonstrations and get hands on with projects that include twisted copper art; glass fusing; lighted jewelry made from metal, glass, crystals and LEDs; and a variety of upcycled art projects.

    Not a Maker but still want to get involved? Consider volunteering! Contact OMSI Volunteer Coordinator Ashley VanOsdel for details or call 503.797.4615.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 8 2013
    PDXDrones Challenge - These are the drones you're looking for

    These are the Drones you're looking for. Witness a fun filled and educational afternoon to see the new side of Drones. You'll see piloting skills and awesome robots take flight. Pilots compete in a battle of skills, but only one winner will be crowned. Watch as we go from Zero to Drone, and find out what makes these machines really tick. Get your tickets today!

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  • TechFest Hackathon for Social Good - PDX

    Join web and mobile experts on Sun., Sept 8th at the TechFest Hackathon for Social Good. Hackathons are events when programmers and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

    The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations: The Love Comes, Hackathon for Social Good, and Day On.

    THE PROJECTS: Bet for Good: A website for The Love Comes (Barcelona, Spain) that will be used to raise money to address hunger, homelessness and economic disparity. Users wager credits/points on sporting events (national or local) and use the points that they win to get prizes. Credits/points are purchased by users and the revenues help purchase goods and services to help local nonprofits such as food banks, housing groups and economic development (micro loans, etc.) Platform for Good: A website for the Hackathons for Social Good that allows individuals and teams to contribute to social good projects. The site is a repository for project plans, code, documents and contributor information. Github has agreed to help with the code repository component.

    Day On: Day On is an all-volunteer, zero-cash-flow collaboration to connect nonprofit organizations that need advice and assistance with volunteers who are ready to help. Project information will be updated soon.

    SCHEDULE:

    10:45am - Sign in

    11:00am - Opening message; review the projects and plans

    11:20am - Brainstorm ideas for web and/or mobile tools or apps; Divide into groups to develop projects.

    11:45am - Develop design, programming and production plan and assignments; begin design and development.

    01:15pm - Project development

    05:30pm - Finalization and testing

    06:00pm - Present projects to judges

    06:30pm - Hackathon winner announced If you have a great coding and design mindset, put your talents to the task and help create tools to solve local community needs.

    The TechFest NW Hackathon for Social Good is presented by TechFest NW and WebVisions.

                            Have questions about TechFest Hackathon for Social Good - PDX? 
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  • Friday
    Sep 6 2013
    TechFestNW
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    TechFestNW (formerly known as PDXconf) is designed to celebrate interesting people who are passionate about technology. Who are building a better world. And who value craft over commodity.

    The event takes place in conjunction with MusicFestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the US. Last year, MFNW attracted acts from up-and-coming artists to bands like Passion Pit, Dinosaur Jr, Silversun Pickups, and Girl Talk. While the inaugural tech event featured speakers from Flipboard, Betaworks, Walmart Labs, GigaOM, Shazam, and Spotify---as well as local favorites like Draplin Design Co, LAIKA, Chirpify, Simple, and Nike.

    TFNW will take place September 6-8, 2013, with speakers the 6th and 7th and a hackathon on the 8th. Tech takes place during the day. And music takes place during the night. Creating a true festival atmosphere.

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  • Saturday
    May 25 2013
    OMSI Geek Gathering hosted by Hak5

    Attention Portlanders, Hack Across America is coming to PDX! Come one and all for a geeky good time with Darren & Hak5 Monkey. We’ll be meeting up at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry this Saturday, May 25th at 5 PM with a pub-crawl to follow!

    Who: You + Hak5 & Co
    What: Nerd out about all things hacktastic
    Where: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3354
    When: Saturday May 25, 5:00 PM
    Why: 1. Drink all the booze 2. Hack all the things 3. ??? 4. Profit!

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  • Saturday
    Sep 15 2012
    Portland Mini Maker Faire
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    OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

    Portland Mini Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool technology, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's inspiring, stimulating, and fun for all ages.

    Maker Faire is a weekend filled with an incredible variety of exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances bridging arts, crafts, science and engineering—many of them hands-on and all of them engaging. Maker Faire is a reflection of our community at its very best.

    Bring your whole family and enjoy a full day at the inaugural Portland Mini Maker Faire!

    Cost: $12 adults, $8 youth (3-13) and seniors (63+)

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  • Sunday
    Aug 5 2012
    Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) / Curiosity Rover Landing

    The 7 minute landing of the Curiosity Rover that will happen on Aug 5th.

    The amazing sequence for landing is demonstrated in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqdoXwLBT8

    Doors open at 9pm. "Screens in the Auditorium and Planetarium will display a non-stop live feed from NASA TV."

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 31 2010
    OMSI After Dark

    Treat yourself to childfree, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark! Check out live demos, a planetarium show, Science On a Sphere, SAMSON the T. rex, new featured exhibits, and old favorites. Sample tasty snacks and sweets along with beer, wine, and craft soda, and talk to regional food and beverage artisans about the science behind them. The OMSI Market Cafe will be open with a special dinner menu and cash bars will also be available for those who want more than just a taste! It's geeks gone wild! (21-and-over only.)

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 3 2008
    OMSI After Dark

    $10 for nonmembers - get tickets at the door, or buy tickets online FREE to members $7.50 for 9:00 p.m. laser show—Electrolyte

    Here's your chance to 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. Have a pint of local beer while probing the puzzles of our newest exhibit, Mindbender Mansion. Talk to a distiller about the science behind brandy, or taste the hints of maple, vanilla, and dark chocolate in sustainably harvested coffee.

    OMSI After Dark is an opportunity for the 21-and-over crowd to explore the museum in a child-free environment. Visitors will also be able to taste and learn the science behind food and beverage favorites with local artisans, such as Caffe Vita, Full Sail Brewing, and Clear Creek Distillery, and Moonstruck Chocolate. Appetizers and a cash bar will also be available for those who want more than just a taste!

    At 9:00 p.m., join us in the OMSI Planetarium for a special 45-minute laser show—Electrolyte! Check out brilliant laser imagery choreographed to music from the Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and more. Cost: $7.50. Tickets available at the door.

    Do your holiday shopping in the OMSI Science Store and enjoy a 10% discount during OMSI After Dark!

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 1 2008
    OMSI After Dark

    Would you like a chance to shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight? Perhaps enjoy a glass of wine while probing the puzzles of the museum’s newest exhibit, Mindbender Mansion? Or maybe discuss the science of brewing with a local brewer? Now you can do all that and more at OMSI After Dark, an evening geared for the 21-and-over crowd complete with food, drink, and science fun!

    OMSI After Dark is an ongoing program that offers adults an opportunity to check out cool science demos, see a planetarium or laser light show, and explore OMSI in a child-free environment. Visitors to October’s OMSI After Dark will be able to taste and learn the science behind food and beverage favorites with local artisans Moonstruck Chocolate, Caffe Vita, Hip Chicks Do Wine, and Rogue Ales & Spirits. Appetizers and a cash bar will also be available for those who want more than just a taste!

    The next OMSI After Dark event will be held Oct. 1, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Admission is free for members and $10 for non members. 21 and over please!

    Look for future OMSI After Dark events Dec. 3 or in 2009 on Feb. 18, Apr. 1, and Jun. 10. Each event will feature a unique mix of food and beverage providers and activities.

    For more information visit http://www.omsi.edu/afterdark. (After Sept. 26 please visit our newly redesigned website at http://www.omsi.edu and click on the “special events” tab.)

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 9 2008
    OMSI After Dark

    Ever wanted to push the buttons on that cool exhibit at OMSI but can’t get a chance because kids are having all the fun with it? Perhaps you’d like to enjoy a glass of wine as you peruse ancient dinosaur bones from China? Or discuss the science of brewing with a local brewer? Now you can do all that and more at OMSI After Dark, a museum evening geared for the 21 and over crowd complete with appetizers, wine, beer, and science fun!

    As a special treat, you can taste and learn the science behind food and beverage favorites with local artisans Moonstruck Chocolate, Full Sail Brewing, Portland Roasting, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Bon Appetit, and Clear Creek Distillery. A cash bar will also be available for those who want more than just a taste.

    For more information please call 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu.

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  • Saturday
    May 3 2008
    2008 Oregon Inventors Showcase

    The Micro-Enterprise Inventor’s Program of Oregon (MIPO) invites the public to meet 25 local inventors as they showcase their work at the 2008 Oregon Inventors Showcase on Saturday, May 3 at OMSI. The event, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will also include the “Oregon Best Invention Contest” with prizes including financial support and resources to help develop the winner’s invention. The public helps judge the Contest, voting on the day of the Showcase for the inventor who will receive the People’s Choice award and prize.

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