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Get your science on at the Tillamook County Fair

OMSI’s Science Festival is filled with science equipment, challenges

Published on August 1, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on August 1, 2018 9:54PM

Courtesy Tillamook County Fair

TILLAMOOK — The Tillamook County Fair has a lot of fun available for kids and kids at heart. With the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Science Festival, Fair Acres, the Dairy Done Right Lounge and, of course, the carnival, kids of all ages will have fun at this year’s fair, held Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 8 through 11.

Held in the TillaSkate building from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8 and 9, OMSI’s Science Festival is filled with science equipment and challenges.

With something for everyone, OMSI’s Brainteasers will challenge visitors to use math, science and some out-of-the-box thinking to solve their hands-on puzzles ranging in difficulty and content. Incorporating concepts of geometry, algebra and/or physics, the puzzles oftentimes have surprising solutions.

Take some time to explore the tiny world and the innovative technologies coming out of the field of nanoscience. And discover how satellites help us learn more about the Earth and the universe beyond.

From noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, the TillaSkate building transforms into the Dairy Done Right Lounge, an out-of-the-sun area for families to take a break and enjoy Tillamook snacks as well as some fun dairy exhibits. Both the OMSI Science Festival and the Dairy Done Right Lounge are sponsored by the Tillamook County Creamery Association.

The Tillamook County Fair runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Season passes are on sale now at the Fair office, TLC/Fibre Federal Credit Union in Tillamook, and Columbia Bank in Tillamook and Manzanita.

For more information, visit tillamookfair.com or call the fair office at 503-842-2272.


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