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

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!

Exhibit dates: 
June 14, 2014 to September 15, 2014

Special Events

Discover the world of amateur radio.  This summer the Valley Radio Club operates the Science Factory ham radio station to show visitors how to get on the airwaves.

Program dates: 
May 10, 2014 to August 23, 2014

Dark matter makes up 85% of the matter in the universe; but we can't see it.  We can only infer its presence by its gravitational effect.  Come and see what we do know about dark matter and dark energy, and why it is important.  There will be a 20 minute presentation, and 15 - 20 minutes of discu

Program dates: 
July 20, 2014 to August 17, 2014

You are invited to join our book group, where we'll read and discuss popular books on science!


Program dates: 
August 06, 2014

Summer Camp of the Week

Week 6. Creative Graphic Design

(Ages 9 - 11)


It’s time to get creative with your computer! Learn about graphic design by working on posters, banners, and cards in our computer lab. Design crazy pictures using Photoshop, then turn them into a print-quality advertisement. Your own digital camera is recommended but not required.


Register today!




Hours of Operation

Friday Hours

10 am - 4 pm


Summer Hours: We are open every day beginning June 21 through August 29, 10 am - 4 pm.


Summer Dome Shows of the Week play every day at 2 pm.


The Tot Spot is closed until 11:30 am each morning for the month of July to allow for summer camp programs.



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Current Dome Shows

Enjoy a double feature presentation in the Exploration Dome: find this season's constellations and learn about light pollution.

Dome show dates: 
March 24, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
10:30 am
12:00 pm
3:00 pm

Beginning June 21, you can visit the Exploration Dome 7 days a week!  Each weekday offers a presentation of Seasonal Stargazing* at 1:30 p.m. and the following Dome Shows of the Week** at 2 p.m.

Dome show dates: 
June 30, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Showing Saturday and Sunday at: 
11:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
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