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!


Current Exhibits

On Display: 
January 14, 2017 to June 10, 2017

Plunge into water science with this mini exhibition that explores how clean drinking water gets to your home.

On Display: 
January 14, 2017 to June 10, 2017

Explore the forces of flight with hands-on activities and engineering challenges.

Special Events

May 27, 2017

This festival is all about playing with your food. Plant vegetable seeds and learn what makes them grow. Explore the processes of preparing and preserving food after it’s been harvested. And more!

June 03, 2017

Experience a musical performance like no other with Through the Portal -- the new instrumental album written by harpist David Helfand and violist Justin Lader set to fulldome space-themed visualizations under our 40 foot planetarium dome!


June 10, 2017

Eugene's Greatest Show (and Tell!) is back for a SIXTH year of creative fun!

Hours of Operation

Thursday Hours




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.

Live presentations combine captivating multi-media with narration from Science Factory's space experts to keep you engaged and learning!

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

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