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

Visitors of all ages can try their hand at Paper Airplane Launchers, the Hoverport, the Rocket Launcher, and other flight experiences. By inspiring and stimulating curiosity about what makes flight possible and offering fascinating explanations of the principles and forces involved, Take Flight is sure to please one and all.

Special Events

January 28, 2017

Scientists from the University of Oregon visit the Science Factory to provide a science extravaganza full of hands-on demonstrations and activities. Meet these scientists and learn about the research going on right here in our own community.

February 04, 2017

Block Kids is a nationally-recognized, award-winning building competition for children in Grades 1 through 6.

February 18, 2017

Researchers with the University of Oregon’s Team Duckling will join us for a day of brainy fun!


Hours of Operation

Friday Hours


Time to get registered:

Block Kids (February 4)

Girls' Science Adventures (February 11 - March 18)



New admission rates are in effect.

Current Planetarium Shows

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.

We see the Sun and Moon every day, yet there are many misconceptions about what we see. 

This is a classic star show that serves as a wonderful introduction to the January night sky.

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