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The Science Factory

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Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401
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+1 541-682-7888
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2 year old loved it

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Blong83
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Leslie Y
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Blong83
Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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Thank Pat_C55
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 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.

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Thank Candice K
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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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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Thank Travlebug1990
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 16 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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