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!


Special Events

July 22, 2017

Visit the Lane County Fair on Saturday, July 22 for hands-on discovery activities, a Battle of the (Ro)bots, a Minecraft demo, experiments from local scientists, and electric powered cars.

September 16, 2017

Get up-close and personal with a treasure trove of reptiles and amphibians from around the world!

Hours of Operation

Friday Hours


Are YOU ready for the solar eclipse?


We have more eclipse glasses in our gift shop! Glasses are $1.50 per pair. 






Summer Camp Registration is open! Sign up early to guarantee your spot.


The Tot Spot will open to the public at Noon rather than 10 am during the following weeks, due to summer camp programs:
July 3-7
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
August 7-11
August 14-18

Current Planetarium Shows

This classic star show gives audiences an introduction to the current season's night sky.

Where will YOU be on August 21, 2017?

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

In 1610, Galileo Galilei became the first person to look at the heavens through a telescope and record his findings.

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