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

Explore the forces of flight with hands-on activities and engineering challenges.

On Display: 
February 06, 2017 to March 26, 2017

See the natural world through a new lens!

Special Events

March 27, 2017
March 28, 2017
March 29, 2017
March 30, 2017
March 31, 2017

We’re turning Spring Break into Spring MAKE! Make something with us in the Exhibit Hall each afternoon.

April 01, 2017

What do cancer-fighting drugs, advanced computer chips, and stain-proof pants have in common? Nanotechnology!

May 18, 2017

Join us at the Science Factory as we celebrate informal science and technology adventures for children and families in Lane County!

Hours of Operation

Saturday Hours


Time to get registered:

Spring Break Science Adventures
     (March 27 - 31)

Robotics No-School-Day
     (April 3)


Summer Camp Registration is now open for everyone!

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

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