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

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 14, 2014 to September 15, 2014

Special Events

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

Program dates: 
August 10, 2014 to January 03, 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. Ask questions and get tips on how to take care of your own cold-blooded pets at home.

Program dates: 
September 07, 2014

Help support Science Factory children's programs by dining at McMenamins High Street location on Tuesday, September 9!  A very generous 50% of all proceeds made on our Friends & Family night are given to the Museum, including food and drinks.  The event runs from

Program dates: 
September 09, 2014

Hours of Operation

Wednesday Hours

10 am - 4 pm


Don't forget: We are closed on each UO home gameday! Check our program calendar to plan your next visit.


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Current Dome Shows

Enjoy a double feature presentation in the Exploration Dome: find this season's constellations and learn about light pollution.

Dome show dates: 
March 24, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm

Beginning June 21, you can visit the Exploration Dome 7 days a week!  Each weekday offers a presentation of Seasonal Stargazing* at 1:30 p.m. and the following Dome Shows of the Week** at 2 p.m.

Dome show dates: 
June 30, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
11:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
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