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

On Display: 
September 17, 2016 to January 08, 2017

Plunge into water science with this mini exhibition that explores how clean drinking water gets to your home.

On Display: 
September 17, 2016 to January 08, 2017

See the world from a satellite’s perspective through our new bi-lingual exhibition A View from Space!

Special Events

October 01, 2016

To kick off Space Week, we're offering a stellar selection of astronomical activities!

October 11, 2016

$1 of every pint sold at Ninkasi on Tuesday, October 11 will be donated to the Science Factory.

October 14, 2016

Oregon has recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for all public schools. What does this mean for you and your students? Learn how to craft fun, engaging, inquiry-based lessons from the informal science education experts at the Science Factory!

Hours of Operation

Saturday Hours

CLOSED for Oregon football


Time to get registered:

Maker Club (starts Sept 28)

Homeschool Robotics (starts Oct 14)

Art Bots No-School Day (November 11)


The Science Factory is closed on all Oregon football home game days. Go Ducks!

Current Dome Shows

This classic star show gives audiences an introduction to the current season’s night sky.


Designed especially for our younger visitors, this double feature takes us on a voyage of exploration and discovery.

Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the universe.

Live presentations combine captivating multi-media with narration from Science Factory's space experts to keep you engaged and learning!

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