This month’s first installment of OMSI After Dark takes place Wednesday, March 3rd. (One of these days I’m going to make it to this event, but not this month – I’ll be at Ignite 8, which is going on at the same time.)
OMSI After Dark is an opportunity for the 21-and-over crowd to explore the museum in a child-free environment. Here’s your chance to shoot off water rockets, play with robots, and enjoy the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of local beer while learning about electricity, tornados, and fossils, or taste and learn the science behind food and beverage favorites with local artisans. The OMSI Market Cafe will be open and cash bars will also be available for those who want more than just a taste!
Hours are 6pm to 10pm, and it costs $10 for nonmembers (free for members). You can buy tickets online, but you can also get them at the door (no reservations necessary).
Recently Heather and I did visit OMSI, but during regular hours, on a Sunday (Superbowl Sunday, as a matter of fact), and it was packed to the gills with rugrats. It was my first trip to the “new” location (doh, it’s been there since 1992!); I was hoping for some nostalgic reminiscences, but the gems and rocks aren’t all under black lights! And where is the giant walk-through heart? Where are the bees and baby chickens?! I was disappointed. The best things, several hands on electrical and optical exhibits, were hidden on a catwalk overlooking what seemed more like a giant children’s playground than a science museum. Sigh. The giant globe thing was pretty cool though. And the spinning thing, which you can see in the video below, looks like it’d be a lot of fun after a few beers:
Maybe I’ll make the next OMSI After Dark, which appears to be scheduled for March 31st. Hmm, the preview promises Stoopid Beer Tricks; I’m so there!