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2014 Winter and Spring Special Events

Ham Radio Saturdays Ham Radio Saturdays
Saturdays throughout the winter/spring
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Included with Exhibit Hall admission.

Discover amateur radio. This winter and spring the Valley Radio Club operates the Science Factory ham radio station to show visitors how to get on the airwaves. Since its inception, the Science Factory ham radio station has spoken to ham operators on every continent except Antarctica - from Argentina to Iceland, Morocco to New Zealand, and Russia to Acension Island. Some special conversations we've had include speaking to ham radio stations on the USS Midway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and at the Route 66 commemorative station in Flagstaff, AZ.
"Making Stuff" at the Science Factory
March 24 - 28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Science Factory

Included with Exhibit Hall admission.

Experiment with us as we learn how scientists are making stuff faster, colder, safer, and wilder! We're working with the PBS NOVA series "Making Stuff" to bring you hands-on building activities during Spring Break. Each afternoon, we'll have a different activity that parents and kids can work on together. See if you can desing a robotic claw, an aerodynamic car, or a personal cooling system.

Nano Day Nano Day
Saturday, April 5
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Science Factory

Included with Exhibit Hall admission.

What do cancer-fighting drugs, advanced computer chips, and stain-proof pants have in common? Nanotechnology! Discover the science of super-small structures with fun hands-on activities and demonstrations that show how nano is changing our lives. You'll also be able to use the FLoid Cell Imaging Station from Life Technologies in order to produce amazing color photos of microscopic cells that you can home.
Earth Day Open House Earth Day Open House
Saturday, April 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Science Factory

All Ages/Drop-in event. Free Exhibit Hall admission for everyone.

Admissions to the Exhibit Hall and Exploration Dome are free during our annual Earth Day Open House. Come one, come all to enjoy Earth-friendly activities with the SLUG Queen and learn what you can do to promote a healthy planet. Starting this day, summer camp registration is open to all!

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The Science Factory • 2300 Leo Harris Parkway • Eugene, Oregon 97401
Mailing Address: Box P. O. 1518 • Eugene, Oregon 97440
Phone: 541-682-7888 • Fax: 541-484-9027 • E-mail:
The Science Factory is a charitable non-profit organization, federal tax ID: 93-0688763.