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Eat Well, Play Well
On Display through June 2014

Eat Well, Play Well, a bilingual (Spanish/English), hands-on science exhibit, helping children and families discover nutrition and fitness, and the science of making healthy choices.

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Full-Dome Shows at the Exploration Dome!

Offering star shows as well as full-dome videos on a variety of science and technology topics, Saturdays and Sundays.

Back to the Moon - For Good

Playing Now: Back to the Moon - For Good

Special Presentations Up Next:
Dark Matter presented live by Rick Nelson, Planetarium volunteer
Sunday, April 27 at 1 pm

Exhibit Hall Exploration Dome
10 am - 4 pm
Sat.-Sun. Days
10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Birthday Parties

Birthday PartiesWe have parties down to a science! Science Factory parties are a perfect way to celebrate with friends & family.

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Activity: Color the Science Factory
» Download this Science Factory drawing by Eugene artist David Funk for your kids to color

Coming Up


Tot Discovery Day: Flower Power
Friday, May 2
9 am - noon

Science Factory members: Free! Non-members: $10 per parent/child combo. Additional children: $2 each.
Spring is in the air, and the flowers are in bloom! Discover some of the world’s most bizarre buds, find out what makes bees good at pollinating, and learn how flowers absorb water from the ground. Join us for floral crafts and science experiments! » Learn more...

Girls' Science Adventures
Saturday workshops, Jan. - June
9 am - noon

Girls grades 4 - 6 only. $20 per session; $15 for SF members. Advance registration required.

Participating girls tour the University of Oregon laboratories, experience the scientific process and get an exciting-behind-the-scenes peek at research in biology, chemistry, paleontology, and more!

UP NEXT: Mathematics - May 10

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Scientifically Speaking Gala Event & Auction
Tuesday, May 6
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Hilton Eugene

Oregon's premier science event!

You're invited to Science Factory's 4th Annual Gala Event & Auction to benefit informal learning opportuntities at Science Factory, Nearby Nature and Thinkersmith.
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Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, May 20
6 – 7 pm
For Science Factory members only. Free to participate.

All Museum members are welcome to attend our annual meeting in the Exploration Dome. We will be electing the Class of 2016 to the Board of Trustees, honoring volunteers, reviewing the year and getting previews of upcoming programs. » Learn more...


Science (Non)Fiction Book Club
Next Meeting: Wed. June 4
7 pm

For adults 16 years & older. Free to participate; reserverations recommended.

You are invited to join our new book group, where we'll read and discuss popular books on science. The next book title is 'MAKERS: The New Industrial Revolution' by Chris Anderson. If you'd like to join, please call 541-682-7888 to leave your name, phone number, and number attending.