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Planning Your Visit


Exhibit Hall Exploration Dome
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm
Sat.-Sun.: 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Special field trip and group arrangements can be made to the Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome, any day of the week except Monday, by reservation.


Science Factory Members (Become a Member) Exhibit Hall: FREE
Seasonal Star Shows: FREE
Live shows and dome movies: $2
Combination Exhibits & Exploration Dome $7
Exhibits Only $4
Exploration Dome Only $4
Seniors $3 or $6
Children 2 and under Free

The Museum accepts Visa & Mastercard, and personal check.
Photo: Boy at Camp
Museum Closures:
The Museum is closed on:
New Year's Day - January 1
Easter - April 8
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve - December 24
Christmas Day - December 25

Special Open Days:

Monday, January 20
Monday, February 17
Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 25

Special Closed Days:

Wednesday, January 15 - Friday, January 17
Sunday, April 20

Science Factory is closed for all home U-O Duck Football games.

See for complete football schedule.


2300 Leo Harris Parkway
P.O. Box 1518
Eugene, OR 97440





The Science Factory is located next to Autzen Stadium, within the city's largest developed parkland, Alton Baker Park.

The museum is accessible by bicycle, bus or car and parking is free. A covered bike rack is available.

By Car:
Driving Directions
Find us on mapquest

Follow these directions to the most colorful building in Oregon!

Photo: Bug World ExhibitFrom I-5 (north or southbound):
From I-5, take exit 194-B and travel West on Hwy. 126 toward Autzen Stadium.
Take exit 2 off Hwy. 126 (City Center/Autzen Stadium/Coburg Road) to Coburg Road.
Making a rounded left (not the hard left), follow signs to Autzen Stadium. Using the roundabout at Club Blvd, you should pass the Marriott Residence Inn and La Quinta hotels. Turn right (east) onto Martin Luther King Blvd. and proceed about 0.5 mile until you see Autzen Stadium. Turn right (south) onto Leo Harris Pkwy, following signs to the Science Factory.

From the East (Springfield):
From Main Street in Springfield, turn North on 14th Street/Pioneer Pkwy. Turn left onto Centennial Blvd. Cross I-5 into Eugene where Centennial Blvd changes name to Martin Luther King Blvd. Next to Autzen Stadium, turn left onto Leo Harris Pkwy. Follow the signs to the Science Factory.

From the West (Coast, Veneta, West Eugene)
Travel East on West 11th Avenue to Garfield and turn left. Take Garfield to 7th Avenue (Old Hwy. 99) and turn right. Travel through downtown and bear left, following signs to Coburg Road on the Ferry Street Bridge. As soon as you are on the bridge crossing river, get into right hand lane and take the first right onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Proceed through light and make a right on Leo Harris Parkway, directly before Autzen Stadium.

By Bus:
Take a look at the Route 13 (Centennial) Bus Schedule
Visit the Lane Transit District website for more information.

By Bicycle:
The Science Factory is located near the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System. Below, we've provided links to the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail Map as well as the Eugene Area and Springfield Area Maps. Visit the City of Eugene Bike page for more information.

» Download the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System map [pdf]
» Download the Eugene Bike Map [pdf]
» Download the Springfield Bike Map [pdf].

(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.