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 June 14, 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.

The next book title is "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming" by Mike Brown and will be discussed on Wednesday, June 3.

Program dates: 
June 03, 2015

It’s time once again to celebrate science, technology, and the do-it-yourself spirit! Oregon’s first Mini Maker Faire is back for a fourth year of creative fun.


Are YOU a maker? Apply to present your project at our website,

Program dates: 
June 13, 2015

Hours of Operation

Sunday Hours

10 am - 4 pm


For Adults! Science Factory's next (Non)Fiction Book Group meeting is Wednesday, June 3.  The group is open to anyone (16+) wanting to read and discuss popular books on science.  More info >>

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: 
April 26, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm

Designed especially for our younger visitors, this double feature is a great way to introduce the plantarium to your tot.

Dome show dates: 
April 26, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 

In 1610, Galileo Galilei became the first person to look at the heavens through a telescope and record his findings. What he saw changed our understanding of the universe forever.

Dome show dates: 
April 27, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
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