Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium11 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Planetarium is a science and technology center located in Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Their mission statement is “To engage, excite and inspire children for a lifetime love of learning about science, technology and humanity.” And they truly deliver to the word. They make learning an absolute joy with their several permanent and temporary exhibits like the Planetarium, Renegade the Iguana, Lizard Terrarium and The Tot Spot. Here kids can grasp the basics of learning while having a merry time and will want to keep coming back for more.
Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium Travel Tips
- Call in advance to check if facility is open.
Entrance Ticket Details For Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
Given ticket prices are for Exhibit Hall only:
- Exhibit Hall only (Ages 3 – 61): 4 USD
- Exploration Dome only (Ages 3 – 61): 4 USD
- Exhibit Hall + 1 Exploration Dome-show: 7 USD
- Each additional Dome-show: 3 USD
For Seniors (62 and older):
- Exhibit Hall: 3 USD
- Exploration Dome-show: 3 USD
- Exploration Dome-show both: 6 USD
- Children 2 and younger: Free
Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium Hours
Given timings are for Exhibit Hall:
- Exhibit Hall (Wednesday – Sunday): 10 am – 4 pm
- Closed on Monday and Tuesday
- Exploration Dome (Saturday and Sunday): 10:30 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
- Closed on Monday – Friday
- Facility closed on January 1, January 11, March 27 (Easter) and on days when University of Oregon hosts football games
How to Reach Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
- By Bus: Bus 13 stops at S/S of MLK Blvd E of Centennial Lp bus station
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi
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3.72% of people who visit Eugene include Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
66.67% of people start their Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium Reviews & Ratings
This place was really fun!! My 9 year old grandaughter and I both had a wonderful time. They have all kinds of great fun activities to do. The staff was super nice and friendly. The prices are so inexpensive!! We love that part!! We got a schedule and circled all the activities we plan on doing!! Great fun. Keep an eye out for all the activities!! We love this place!!
You would think that being located in a university town, the science center would be exceptional. This location could not even be described as ‘adequate’. A personal support worker, I took a teenage client here in hopes of an engaging, educational experience. Parking here is some distance from the actual science center and we were confused if we were even in the right location. Once we finally made our way to the building, I should have been alerted to possible trouble by the rundown exterior and poor maintenance of the grounds. Old, peeling picnic tables and litter were the first impression made. We purchased entrance to the center as well as a planetarium show. I believe my adult price for both was $11. Stepping from the cashier into the center, I was immediately disappointed. The entire place can be taken in in one glance. The stations are old, many in need of repair, and all seriously lacking in appeal. In fact, most of the exhibits are geared towards very young children - under 8, I’d say. In this technology-driven society, this science center seems like an absolute dinosaur. We were finished with the main center in less than 20 minutes and had to amuse ourselves in the gift shop until the planetarium show. The planetarium seating was comfortable, the sound was good, but the graphics were dated. We didn’t see a astrological show, but rather a show on sounds in nature. It was meant to be interactive, but, much like the rest of the center, was geared towards a very young audience. A teenager or adult feels grossly out of place. The staff were all friendly, but this science center is in desperate need of funding and updating. It’s painfully obvious where Eugene’s interests lie - with Autzen stadium mere footsteps away in its multi-million dollar splendor.
Friendly Staff, and that is about it. Its a small planetarium, its very run down and they get very little to no local support unfortunately. I came to this place once around 30ish years ago as a kid for a school trip and it was great.(when it was at its mid to prime years.) As an adult taking other kids(not mine) to see this place...its sad to see how little love it gets. the seating is sticky sometimes, there is a smell to the place....really it needs to be torn down and redone on a grand scale...but this is a football and track town...science doesn't seem to matter to the locals much unfortunately. would not take kids to this place even though it can still be fun and inexpensive price for admission. There are better ones available further away outside of Eugene.
Big disappointment, it was very dirty and the staff seemed more interested in their phones then there job. Won’t be coming back.
Cute place for younger kids to explore. Our kids were almost too old for it but we still had fun. The planetarium show was fun and educational.