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!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Portland

POSTPONED – Making Chubs & Slugs Sexy! Behind the Lens of Oregon Field Guide

This event is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 15. Check back for details on tickets! 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 this… Read more

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Portland

POSTPONED – As the Crow Flies: Corvid Behavior, Play, and Funerals

(March 24) We are working to reschedule this event for late summer. All ticket holders will have the option to transfer their tickets or receive a refund. More info soon! ***** Crows are everywhere: they are found on nearly every continent and thrive in human dominated environments. They have influenced art and literature throughout history… Read more

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Portland

CANCELED – The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

Due to Coronavirus we’ve had to cancel this event and will interview the speaker for our podcast instead. All ticket holders will receive a full refund. When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don’t necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also… Read more

Friday, June 26, 2020 in Portland

The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

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 made it her life’s work… Read more