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The Science Factory

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Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401-8834
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+1 541-682-7888

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I was a little surprised by how small the museum was when we first arrived, but my kids enjoyed it, as did my husband & I. (We opted not to do the planetarium, so I can't speak to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little surprised by how small the museum was when we first arrived, but my kids enjoyed it, as did my husband & I. (We opted not to do the planetarium, so I can't speak to that part of the museum)The exhibits were super-informative & interactive. Some of the exhibits were out of order, but there was still... More 

Thank Heather P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do wish they had the budget to change out exhibits more often, however, my kids really enjoy this place! When I say let's go it is all hoops and hollering with excitement! Excellent for 10 and under IMO.

Thank Apryl S
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We drove 160 miles round trip expecting to see animals and a star/planet show in the planetarium by the way their website portrayed this "Tot Day". The only animal was a snake and there was nothing in the planetarium but a woman in a frog suit. There was at least 75 children and their parents stuffed inside so it was... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place was great. We almost didn't go due to the mixed reviews but we (grandma, two science-y parents and a 3 and 6 year old) all enjoyed it. We spent about two hours there and pet a boa constrictor, made paper airplanes and a rocket, and learned a bit about Archimedes screw and the Bernoulli principle. Plus our entrance... More 

Thank Leslie Y
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our 2 year old was ecstatic over the take flight exhibits and LOVED the planetarium stars. It's a little dim but works well enough. All the stuff worked for us and had a good 2 hours of play before we needed lunch with the ducks in the park.

Thank Blong83
Eugene, Oregon
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Brought the grandchildren here on a rainy day. The place is small, and about 15-20% of the activities were broken. No planetarium shows were being offered. So we were left with a limited number of things to do, and because they spanned such an age range, with some activities much more suited to younger kids and some to older, there... More 

Thank Pat_C55
Bend, Oregon
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119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Appropriate for young children to about age 10. Staffed by volunteers. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Planetarium show was good! Not interested in a membership, but okay for a single visit.

1 Thank JLBabbitt
Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Science Factory is a hands-on children's museum adjacent to Autzen Stadium. Some of the exhibits are old or broken, but the kids had a great time, especially in the planetarium show, which I thought was a bit too young for the kids (6&7). Admission is a bit steep, but not out of line with other similar attractions.

Thank Candice K
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I've only been there for two of the recent Pink Floyd laser light shows. What a unique and entertaining experience at a very reasonable cost.

Thank bev692015
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

A limited number of exhibits in this small venue. Last I was there they had a few reptiles, a small reading and video library nook. Some displays are occasionally replaced. Close to Autzen Stadium and a nice park. Worth a trip with your 4 to 12 year old. The Planeterium is a delight for all ages. Check first for showtimes.

Thank Derald G

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