The Science Factory is Lane County's only children's museum, located in beautiful Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon.


Learn about science through hands-on exhibitions, discover astronomy in the Exploration Dome 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

The 4th Annual Mini Maker Faire will launch a summer of tinkering at the Science Factory! Visitors can create, fabricate, evaluate, and innovate with hands-on explorations of the science of flight and motion, structural engineering and more.

On Display: 
June 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015

How small is the nanoscale?  Well, a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick - so really small, at the level of atoms and molecules!

On Display: 
June 21, 2015 to September 20, 2015

Special Events

September 05, 2015

Would you drive a car powered by hydrogen, solar power, or biofuels?  Peruse the LCHM’s collection of historic vehicles, then watch and try out model alternative energy vehicles of the future with Science Factory educators! 

September 12, 2015

Ever been face to face with a giant tortoise? Meet dozens of turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, and salamanders from around the world, along with their expert owners from the Oregon Herpetological Society.

October 04, 2015

History changed on October 4, 1957 and the space race began!

Hours of Operation

Monday Hours

10 am - 4 pm


Tot Discovery Days are back for fall! Join us for Bubble Bash on September 4 with your toddler.  Learn more.


Current Dome Shows

This 20-minute show gives audiences an introduction to the season's night sky, including stars, constellations and related stories.

What training do astronauts need? What dangers do astronauts face? What is it take to live on the space station?

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

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

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