The Science Factory is Lane County's only hands-on science museum and planetarium, located in beautiful Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon.


Learn about science and technology through hands-on exhibitions, discover astronomy in the planetarium, 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!


Special Events

July 22, 2017

Visit the Lane County Fair on Saturday, July 22 for hands-on discovery activities, a Battle of the (Ro)bots, a Minecraft demo, experiments from local scientists, and electric powered cars.

Hours of Operation

Thursday Hours


We will be closed from Sunday, June 11 through Thursday, June 15 to change our exhbits. Normal hours resume Friday, June 16.




Summer Camp Registration is open! Sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Current Planetarium Shows

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

Launched in 1972, the Apollo 17 mission remains the most recent manned moon landing and the last time that humans have journeyed beyond low Earth orbit.

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

Where will YOU be on August 21, 2017?

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

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