by: COURTESY OF OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, The Portland Children’s Museum’s Winter Half-Day camps are designed to teach kids age 5 through 8 about animals.


Ends of the Earth: From PolarBears to Penguins

The journey from the North Pole to the South Pole at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is nearing the end of its run.

Sunday is the last day to catch the exhibit. Images of the polar landscapes and life-size model polar bears guide visitors on this winter excursion to the chilly caps of the planet.

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Jan. 4-6, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., 503-797-4000,, $9, age 3 to 13 and seniors $7


Handmade for the Holidays

Sure, the holidays are over, but the Museum of Contemporary Craft's gallery sale extends through this weekend. Snap up post-holiday bargains on handcrafted clothing, quilts, games and decorations for the home.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Jan. 4-6, Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St., 503-223-2654,


Inquiring Minds UFO Night

Will the U.S. elect a presidential candidate who claims he witnessed a UFO? Will said candidate (U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, actually), if elected, appoint Shirley MacLaine his secretary of the Milky Way?

Will 'The X-Files' movie sequel - supposedly in production this month - finish filming in time for its planned summer release?

These certainly are issues worth bringing up at the first Inquiring Minds UFO meeting of the year. Held every first Sunday of the month at It's a Beautiful Pizza, the evenings include videos, photos and lots of frank discussion.

7 p.m. SUNDAY, Jan. 6, It's a Beautiful Pizza, 3342 S.E. Belmont St., 503-233-5444, free


StereoJets: Travels in the Third Dimension

Toronto-based photographer and artist Simon Bell blends old-fashioned stereo photography with the digital printing of today to create dazzling images that play tricks on the eyes.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, through Feb. 17, 3D Center for Art and Photography, 1928 N.W. Lovejoy St., 503-227-6667, $4, $7 family

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