Building Grand Coulee Dam with Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Dist. M. ASCE, Senior Estimating Manager at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
During the early twentieth century harnessing the water potential of the mighty Columbia River was essential to the growth of the Northwest United States. With river flows in excess of 300,000 cubic feet per second, building the biggest concrete dam in the world in a remote area of eastern Washington was seemingly impossible. With construction beginning during the Great Depression, the success of the project was not only essential to America’s long term interests, but also instrumental in providing jobs for thousands of people and restoring hope to an entire region of the country.
$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets available online or at the OMSI front desk until 12am the day prior to the event. If the event sells out, we will update this page. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.
Pizza, sandwiches, movie snacks and non-alcoholic/alcoholic beverages will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests must check-in at the theater entrance to before grabbing dinner and drinks.
Doors Open @ 5PM |All Ages Welcome| Free parking