Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Thursday, May 28, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space

Science on Tap goes online!* Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of… Read more

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Booze, Booch, Bread, and Brine: The Science of Fermentation

Science on Tap goes online!* With social media feeds full of homemade bread, homebrew, and pickling, people seem to be embracing fermentation like never before. In this tasty Science on Tap Online event hear from geneticist Dr. Kevin McCabe, former Quality Manager for Full Sail Brewing and co-creator of KYLA Hard Kombucha as he explains… Read more

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice

Science on Tap goes online! Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the human imagination. The secrets of this vast frozen desert have long tempted explorers, but its brutal climate and glacial shores notoriously resist human intrusion. Land of Wondrous Cold tells a gripping story of the pioneering nineteenth-century voyages, when… Read more

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -- ONLINE!

The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

Science on Tap goes online!* Frances Glessner Lee was supposed to spend her life as an heiress and socialite. Born in 1878 into a wealthy Chicago family, she was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and… Read more

Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Portland

NEW DATE! As the Crow Flies: Corvid Behavior, Play, and Funerals

This event scheduled for April 28, 2020 is rescheduled to August 8, 2020. All tickets for April 28, 2020 will be honored on August 8, 2020, and all ticket holders will receive an email with more information and instructions on how to receive a refund if needed. Thanks for your flexibility! ***** Crows are everywhere… Read more

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in Portland

NEW DATE! Making Chubs & Slugs Sexy! Behind the Lens of Oregon Field Guide

This event originally scheduled for April 21 has been moved to Tuesday, September 15, 2020. ***** Can slugs, suckers and Siuslaw hairy-necked tiger beetles compete with American Idol and Kitchen Nightmares? Turns out, yes! Oregon Field Guide has been OPB’s weekly TV news magazine for 30 years, exploring the ecological issues, natural wonders and outdoor recreation of the Northwest. At… Read more