The Science Factory is Lane County's only children's museum, located in beautiful Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon.


Learn about science through hands-on exhibitions, discover astronomy in the Exploration Dome 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

Get ready to experience space with all your senses.  How do astronauts get to outer space?  What is life in space like?  What is the future of space exploration?

Exhibit dates: 
January 24, 2015 to June 07, 2015

Each February the Science Factory welcomes a traveling exhibition showcasing the top 20 winning images from the previous years’ Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition.

Exhibit dates: 
February 11, 2015 to March 29, 2015

Special Events

Discover the world of amateur radio. The Valley Radio Club operates the Science Factory ham radio station to show visitors how to get on the airwaves.

The next book title is "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" by Deborah Blum and will be discussed on Wednesday, April 1.

Program dates: 
April 01, 2015

What do cancer-fighting drugs, advanced computer chips, and stain-proof pants have in common? Nanotechnology!

Program dates: 
April 04, 2015

Hours of Operation

Sunday Hours

10 am - 4 pm

Current Dome Shows

This 20-minute show gives audiences an introduction to the season's night sky, including stars, constellations and related stories.

Dome show dates: 
January 02, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm

Double Feature! Solar Quest and Sizing Up Space take you on a journey into outer space without ever having to leave your seat.

Dome show dates: 
January 05, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
11:00 am
1:00 pm*
2:00 pm
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