It’s a scientific prom night on Valentine’s Day at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland. If you’re in the 21+ crowd and looking for something totally different to do with your special someone, this is the event for you.
Tease your hair until it stands on end and take an awkward photo with your date. Toast your achievements with a glass of spiked punch. Watch a laser show and performance by A-WOL Dance Collective. Learn how to improve your photography and become a disc jockey.
Featured science demonstrations are on how placentas are formed, the courtship rituals of animals, the roles of each part of a flower plays in reproduction, whether pheromones in sweat affect genetic compatibility, and the science behind who we find attractive.
Food and wine are available. So is chocolate, because after all, it isn’t Valentine’s Day without chocolate.
Tickets are $7.50 for OMSI members, $15 non-members, and free for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders. You must be 21 or older to attend, and ID is required for entry. These events often sell out, so if you’re going, buy tickets online now!
OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue (view directions). Parking costs $5, and the closest MAX light rail stop is a 10-minute walk away (view MAX routes and schedules). For more information about special events at OMSI and the museum, visit OMSI’s website or call (503) 797-4000.