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

The 4th Annual Mini Maker Faire will launch a summer of tinkering at the Science Factory! Visitors can create, fabricate, evaluate, and innovate with hands-on explorations of the science of flight and motion, structural engineering and more.

Exhibit dates: 
June 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015

How small is the nanoscale?  Well, a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick - so really small, at the level of atoms and molecules!

Exhibit dates: 
June 21, 2015 to September 20, 2015

Special Events

Would you drive a car powered by hydrogen, solar power, or biofuels?  Peruse the LCHM’s collection of historic vehicles, then watch and try out model alternative energy vehicles of the future with Science Factory educators! 

Program dates: 
September 05, 2015

Ever been face to face with a giant tortoise? Meet dozens of turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, and salamanders from around the world, along with their expert owners from the Oregon Herpetological Society.

Program dates: 
September 12, 2015

History changed on October 4, 1957 and the space race began!

Program dates: 
October 04, 2015

Hours of Operation


SUMMER HOURS: Open Daily through August 31

10 am to 4 pm

Current Dome Shows

Check out Science Factory's awesome library of planetarium shows with a different featured Dome Show of the Week through August!

Dome show dates: 
June 22, 2015 to August 30, 2015

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

Dome show dates: 
August 27, 2015 to December 06, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm
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