Romance and science collide at PrOMSI night in Portland

It’s a scientific prom night on Saturday, February 9, 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. Relive your high school prom at a dance in OMSI’s auditorium.

Shoot off water rockets. Play The Newlywed Game, where you’ll answer questions about your date and discover how well you know or don’t know each other. The game is based on a popular television show with the same name that aired from 1966 through 2013.

Channel your inner mad scientist’s creativity while concocting something from chemicals. Learn about fossils, tornadoes, robots, and the neuroscience of pleasure and love.

Brewers are on hand to chat about the science behind beermaking while you sample a variety of beers from local artisans.

Watch aerial dance performances by the A-WOL Dance Collective and three planetarium shows:

  • Romance Under the Stars
  • Beyonce
  • Journey

Science demonstrations answer these questions:

  • What do balloons and chocolate have to do with kissing?
  • Can math be sexy?
  • How can rhythm be artistic?
  • What are the benefits of dancing the night away with 39 trillion microbes?

Food and wine are available. So is chocolate, because after all, it isn’t PrOMSI night 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.

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