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Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401-8834
Phone Number: +1 541-682-7888
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
JLBabbitt
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Bend, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Candice K
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank bev692015
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Derald G
Clifton, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I took my son to the museum for the day. He loved it so much, there was even a place for smaller children to play. It was very kid friendly and educational with a lot of different stations to play at. If your child is between 2-10 I'd defiantly suggest taking them here. The price is low and won't cost... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Not a must see attraction, but it was a nice experience for a spur of the moment outing. Very few people while we were there, which was nice, as all the exhibits are hands on.

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Thank Anthony R
Florence, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Here's a nice place to take a young child or grandchild for a couple of hours. Fun hands on exhibits are intriguing and educational. I enjoyed participating alongside my grandson. Not expensive and not flashy. Leave the preteens and teens at home.

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Thank 651Eddie
Eugene, Oregon
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

If you have kids or grand kids and have run out of ideas...go to the Science Factory. Spoiler alert, once you go the kids will want to come back again and again!

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

With the rainy days in Eugene/Springfield it's nice to have a fun place to go! The kids never tire of the exhibits and the adults enjoy their time also. If you can make it over when the sun is out, be sure to bring a picnic and enjoy it along the water. Plenty of room to play and run!

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