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

Ride a hovercraft to experience air pressure; float a boat to experiment with air flow. Lift, launch and levitate your way through hands-on exhibits to explore how things move by land, sea and air. Experiment with hands-on exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion fun!

Exhibit dates: 
September 20, 2014 to January 04, 2015

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

What’s even rarer than a partial solar eclipse?  A clear Oregon sky in late October.  But we will keep our fingers crossed just in case!

Program dates: 
October 23, 2014

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are invited to the Science Factory's mad scientists’ lab for eerie experiments, spooky science demonstrations, and haunting Halloween fun!

Program dates: 
October 29, 2014

Get Registered

Kids in grades 1 - 6 can sign-up for ArtBots: a No-School day program where they will work in teams to solve challenging problems in engineering and robotics! ArtBots adds a creative spin on Tuesday, November 11th!  Get more information here.




Hours of Operation

Monday Hours



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


We are still offering advance single game parking passes for the 2014 season.  Call Kim at 541-682-7896 today!






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: 
September 01, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm

We see the Sun and Moon every day, yet there are many misconceptions about what we see.

Dome show dates: 
September 01, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
11:00 am
2:00 pm
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