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

December 16, 2017

Our gift to the community this holiday season is a fun-filled day at the Science Factory, FREE of charge for everyone in the family! 

December 31, 2017

Can't stay up 'til midnight on New Year's Eve?  Put on your dancing shoes and party all day at the Science Factory!

January 05, 2018

On this Tot Discovery Day, your little engineer can tinker with the world of machines that move.

February 03, 2018

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

Hours of Operation

Thursday Hours


Science Factory will be CLOSED on all UO home football gamedays:


September 2

September 9

September 30

October 7

October 28

November 18

November 25


Current Planetarium Shows

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

This is a light-hearted tale of high adventure immortalized in some of the constellations of the night sky. 

Tis' the Season for Laser Holiday Magic!

Laser Queen will rock you!

This is the ultimate laser show experience.

Your support makes all the difference as we near the end of 2017.

Every year, this amazing community comes together to support our educational programs that engage, excite, inspire and empower future generations of critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and community problem solvers.  Today, we ask for your continued support.

As Lane County's only hands-on science museum, we strive to make science, technology, engineering, and math accessible, understandable, and fun to all regardless of age, gender, income, ethnicity, and ability.  We work to build confidence and foster innovation to empower our community's children to help improve our world.

We've had an incredibly impactful year thanks to your previous support.  Below are just a few examples of what we've been able to accomplish together during these last twelve months.




Please join us in building the future at the Science Factory .We have ambitious plans for next year. We're planning to create many new science exhibit experiences, upgrade our unique planetarium, create a new Discovery Room, create new educational programs and camps, and even expand our footprint. We're also working to install a major solar panel array on our roof to become more sustainable and lower utility costs, which will allow us to put more funding into our educational programs.


We sincerely appreciate your continued support as we look to build upon our success in order to have a greater impact on the lives of the children in our community.




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Tim W. Scott
Executive Director





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