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Exhibit Hall

Engage, excite, inspire!

Our exhibit hall has dozens of interactive hands-on exhibits to keep every visitor captivated and enthralled. A Tot Spot, live lizards, special events, classroom space, and science demonstrations make the Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome a place where "imagination gets in gear!"

Current Exhibits

Eat Well, Play Well

Eat Well, Play Well / Come Bien, Juega Bien
January 22 — June 2014

What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring the worlds of nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a new, bilingual (English/Spanish) hands-on science exhibit which examines healthy living strategies by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover that there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Children and families engage with nine highly interactive areas which encourage the discovery that healthy choices are within their reach!

Visitors can:
  • scan food items to get feedback on food choices

  • match foods to everyday options to learn a correct serving size

  • test your balance

  • use the classic sit-and-reach test to test your flexibility

  • Eat Well, Play Well / Come Bien, Juega Bien is on display now through June 2014.

    EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Ongoing Exhibits
Prevent the balls from ending up in the "landfill" in this recycled exhibit from OMSI.
Sponsor logo: BringThis exhibit made possible by a donation from BRING Recycling.

The Tot Spot
Children 5 and under will have a ball in this exhibit area designated just for them. Toddlers can engage in a variety of hands-on fun in an exploratory space that is big-kid free!

Generously sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union


Tot Spot TransformationVisit our ocean-themed tot spot! On March 5, 2010 the updated Tot Spot became “Discovery Cove,” an immersive ocean and shoreline play zone. Visiting toddlers can climb into a boat play structure, touch a starfish in a make-believe tide pool touch tank, or act out stories with ocean animal puppet characters. Tots may also enjoy getting active in the ball pit “shallows” – or, they can watch ocean animals in action displayed on the new flat screen TV. The Tot Spot ocean environment is finished with commissioned illustrative collages designed by artist Alice Feagan to stimulate the imaginations of all age groups.

While some of the pieces in the new Tot Spot came from an exhibit collection acquired from Alaska’s Imaginarium, the new and improved Tot Spot was made possible by a generous gift from the Emerging Generation trustees of the Woodard Family Foundation. We would like to thank the Woodard Family Foundation and Alaska’s Imaginarium for helping us produce this exciting new ocean adventure for tots and families at the Science Factory.

Sponsored by
InSite Virtual Tours
Peace Health Laboratories Pacific Source Health Plans KVAL 13 Western University: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Oregon Medical Group Cafe Yumm Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons Lane County Medical Society

(Directly next to Autzen Football Stadium)
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.