OMSI offers many activities which are fun for the whole family. Check out this list:

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will open Robot Revolution March 17.

The exhibit explores how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together.

The exhibit comes to life with a collection of cutting-edge robots secured from some of the most innovative global robotics companies and universities. Guests have extraordinary opportunities to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before.

Other special exhibits offered by OMSI this month include:

March 1, 7 p.m. Science Pub Portland: A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction — Michael J. Ryan, Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in zoology at the University of Texas and a senior research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama will speak at McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland. Cost is $5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 donation at the door.

March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OHSU Brain Fair — Learn about the amazing adaptive power of the brain when Oregon Brain Initiative returns to OMSI. Includes interactive exhibits, real human and animal brains, prizes, activities and OHSU neuroscientists explaining and demonstrating their groundbreaking research.

March 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Food Science — The event features Blind Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. Bon Appetit Executive Chef Kit Zhu will present 14 distinct bites that players taste with their eyes covered, seeking to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will take home prizes.

March 20, 7 p.m. Science Pub Portland: Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods — Head to the Empirical Theater at OMSI for a talk with Scott Burns, professor of geology at Portland State University. Cost is $5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 donation at the door.

March 28, 6 to 10 p.m. OMSI After Dark — Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demonstrations, new exhibitions and old favorites. Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans.

This event focuses on "Do the Robot." Have fun with grinding gears and pulsating lasers, programming languages and the people who write them.

OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland. To learn admission costs and hours call 503-797-4000 or visit

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