Roll, Drop, Bounce: The Science of Motion
September 2013 - January 2014
Visitors roll, drop, and bounce to investigate kinetic experiences and create understanding of motion.
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Full-Dome Shows at the Exploration Dome!
Offering star shows as well as full-dome videos on a variety of science and technology topics, Saturdays and Sundays.
Playing Now: Double Feature Fall
Special Presentations Coming Up:
Our Changing Sky
with Sue Peterson, Planetarium Director
Saturday, December 7
We will explore distinct celestial movements and discover their causes.
We have parties down to a science! Science Factory parties are a perfect way to celebrate with friends & family.
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Activity: Color the Science Factory
» Download this Science Factory drawing by Eugene artist David Funk for your kids to color
Tot Discovery Day: Winter Animals
Friday, December 13
9 am - noon
Note: this Tot Day takes place on the 2nd Friday of December.
Science Factory members: Free! Non-members: $10 per parent/child combo. Additional children: $2 each.
Come in from the cold and meet some of the animals that live it up in the winter! They burrow, hibernate, get fluffy, and change color. See if you can spot a camouflaged snow rabbit, help a squirrel stock up on food, or make a cozy habitat for hibernation.» More about Tot Days...
NO SCHOOL DAY
December 6, 9 am - 4 pm
Grades 3 - 6. $40 per session; $35 for Science Factory members. Advance registration required.
On this day, we'll explore concepts such as inertia, force, momentum, and kinetic and potential energy as we use LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits to help us solve real-world physics problems. » Learn more...
Holiday Science Adventures
Dec. 6 & Jan. 2 - 3
9 am - 12 pm, AND/OR 1 - 4 pm
Grades 1 - 3. $18 per session; $15 for Science Factory members. Advance registration required.
School vacation means more opportunties for learning at the Science Factory. We offer half-day classes during fall and winter holiday breaks to allow your 6-8 year old a chance to explore a variety of fun science topics. Full schedule listed on our classes page » here.
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 14
10 am - 4 pm
Free admission and discounted dome shows for everyone.
Our gift to the community this holiday season is a fun-filled day at the Museum, FREE of charge for everyone in the family! Visitors on this day receive free admission to our Exhibit Hall and discounted shows in the Exploration Dome. At 1 p.m. the Cascade Chorus performs all of your favorite holiday songs a capella in the Exploration Dome. Come one, come all, and happy holidays!» Learn more...
Bring the Science Factory
to your classroom!
Contact Visitor Services to reserve!
Can't make it to the Science Factory? How about having the Science Factory come to you instead? We are pleased to offer two outreach programs - Take Flight & Farming for Fuels - that bring our engaging hands-on science lessons directly to your school or classroom this fall.» Learn more...
Topic: Megaquakes, Paleofloods, & Landslides: Using Lasers to Explore the History of Cascadia's Green Veil, with Josh Roering, PhD, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon
When: Thursday, November 14
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave
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