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

Check out totally immersive, full-color laser light shows in the planetarium!

 

Friday evening schedule:

 

Program dates: 
November 28, 2014 to December 26, 2014

Check out totally immersive, full-color laser light shows in the planetarium!

 

Program dates: 
November 29, 2014 to December 30, 2014

Get Registered

Keep your child's mind engaged and their creative juices flowing during winter vacation with our half-day Holiday Science Workshops.  Your child will explore a variety of fun science topics with plenty of hands-on activities.  Combine sessions for a full day of fun learning!

 

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Hours of Operation

Friday Hours

10 am - 4 pm

Announcements

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An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $30K in community contributions to the Science Factory before Dec. 31!  Help us fully leverage this challenge and bring us closer to becoming the science center Eugene-Springfield deserves. Read more.

 

 

We are closed on each UO home gameday! Check our program calendar to plan your next visit.

 

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
1:00pm
2:00 pm
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