The Science Factory is Lane County's only hands-on science museum and planetarium, located in beautiful Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon.


Learn about science and technology through hands-on exhibitions, discover astronomy in the planetarium, and be a part of special events and programs that come to you year-round.


We promise each visit will be a fun learning experience!


Current Exhibits

On Display: 
September 17, 2016 to January 08, 2017

Plunge into water science with this mini exhibition that explores how clean drinking water gets to your home.

On Display: 
September 17, 2016 to January 08, 2017

See the world from a satellite’s perspective through our new bi-lingual exhibition A View from Space!

Special Events

October 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Eerie experiments, spooky science demonstraions, and pumpkin projectiles!

November 1, 2016 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Visit Oregon Wine LAB all day on November 1 and 10% of sales will be donated to the Science Factory!

November 5, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Pumpkins (and apples) will fly! Join us on the front lawn starting at 12 noon to see local makers compete against each other with homemade projectile launchers. Watch as they propel produce hundreds of feet through the air! Presented in cooperation with Eugene Maker Space.

Hours of Operation

Monday Hours



Time to get registered:

Maker Club (starts Sept 28)

Art Bots No-School Day (November 11)

Holiday Science Adventures (December 19-23)


The Science Factory is closed on all Oregon football home game days. Go Ducks!

Current Dome Shows

This classic star show gives audiences an introduction to the current season’s night sky.


Designed especially for our younger visitors, this double feature takes us on a voyage of exploration and discovery.

Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the universe.

Live presentations combine captivating multi-media with narration from Science Factory's space experts to keep you engaged and learning!

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