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 19, 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

Dazzling full-color laser shows for the whole family!


Saturdays: November 29 - December 27

(PLUS special open days: Dec. 22, 26, 30)

Program dates: 
November 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Get grooving in your seat after-hours in the Exploration Dome!


Thursdays: December 4 - 18

Program dates: 
November 24, 2014 to December 27, 2014

Hours of Operation

Friday Hours

10 am - 4 pm







An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $30K in community contributions to the Science Factory before Dec. 31!  We've raised just over $25,000.  Please help us fully leverage this challenge and bring us closer to becoming the science center Eugene-Springfield deserves. Read more.


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Current Dome Shows

Get ready for a whole new laser experience this holiday season!  Science Factory hosts 5 consecutive weekends of dazzling full-color and totally immersive fulldome laser shows every Thursday through Sunday.

Dome show dates: 
November 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
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