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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has exciting things in store for visitors, including a foodie-focused event lineup, a new on-site eatery that explores eating from a scientific perspective and special exhibits on view for a limited time.
The museum's new culinary space called Theory, led by executive chef Ryan Morgan, seeks to go beyond the typical dining experience. It offers guests hands-on learning opportunities that investigate various aspects of food, from farming and preparation to cooking and consumption.
Within the Theory space, OMSI is also hosting monthly Food Luminary events showcasing local food celebrities and their takes on the science of food. And, on the last Wednesday of every month, visitors ages 21 and older can enjoy happy hour and a special menu in Theory.
Coming up at OMSI from June 14-Sept. 8 is Mummies of the World, featuring the world’s largest collection of real mummies, many naturally preserved. The exhibit includes a 500-year-old dog pulled from a peat bog and one of the oldest human mummies ever found, a 6,500-year-old infant discovered in South America.
In other exhibit news, visitors of all ages can check out Desert Air, a collection of one-of-a-kind images taken by George Steinmetz with the help of his self-engineered motorized paraglider. A top National Geographic expedition photographer, Steinmetz uses creativity and innovation to capture images of the world’s last great wilderness areas. The exhibit runs through Aug. 18, 2013.