Venue/Location: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Phone: 503-797-4000
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:00 PM
OMSI After Dark: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice (that's what science is made of!)
Admission: $6.00 Members / $12.00 Non-Members / FREE for OMSI After Dark Members
21+ Only, IDís Required
Variety is the spice of life ... and science! Get sweet and spicy with spice tasting, liquid nitrogen ice cream and candy and cakes galore! Learn how spices are used in making tea, explore sugar's dark side - hypoglycemia and diabetes, and witness the fate of Peeps in Space! And did we mention cupcakes?
Peeps in Space
In space, no one can hear you cheep! Witness the fate of our marshmallow friends when they enter the Vacuum Chamber...
Blazing Gummy Bears
What kind of energy boost can you get out of your sugary snack? What if it was on fire? Come find out!
What's that Smell?
Can you detect nano-particles of spices? Your nose knows.
What if the world was made of candy? Or, what if it just tasted like it? Sample a tablet that tricks your taste buds and makes sour things sweet!
Check out sweeteners and spices under the microscope. See intricate crystals and watch garlic wage a tiny battle with E. Coli.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm)
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold! Even better - eating ice cream made with liquid nitrogen LIVE by OMSI educators.