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 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.

Get Building! Watch The LEGO Movie in the planetarium, then build anything your imagination creates using blocks we provide.

Program dates: 
January 30, 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: 
January 31, 2015

Hours of Operation

Friday Hours

10 am - 4 pm


Read our Winter/Spring Newsletter!


NEW!   We are excited to announce a new program for homeschool educators and students.  Read more.

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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