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'OMSI: Celebrate Science' live event gave a sneak peek to new exhibits

The event was live Saturday, May 2, and OMSI presented live science experiments, explosions, and sneak peeks at new exhibits

PORTLAND, Ore. — As staying home and social distancing remains an important part of combating COVID-19, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) streamed lots of exciting science-filled experiments for one hour on Saturday.

OMSI: Celebrating Science was a fun-filled live, one-hour event that aired on KGW-TV and all of our streaming channels Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Science lovers of all ages were encouraged to tune in to see incredible science demos, cool explosions, and get a sneak peek at some new exhibits that will be available when OMSI reopens to the public. It's okay if you missed it, you can watch it on our YouTube channel or in the video below:

Watch: OMSI: Celebrate Science

OMSI President, Nancy Stueber said, “In these extraordinary times OMSI, like everyone else, is changing quickly to meet the needs in our community. We are very excited about inviting all the OMSI fans out there to a special evening with OMSI on KGW-TV and all streaming channels. The show will also include many opportunities for the community to support OMSI through gifts and memberships. OMSI was built by and for this community and at this difficult time we rely on the support of everyone in our region to be able to provide our services and make sure OMSI will be here to welcome you again once this difficult time is over.”

"It's a way for us to be together even though the museum is temporarily closed," said OMSI Vice President of Development, Love Centerwall.  

"We are celebrating a place that has inspired curious minds for over 75 years and we hope this can bring our community together for one night to celebrate," Centerwall elaborated. 

During the special live event, viewers will also have an opportunity to support OMSI through sustaining membership opportunities. 

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