The Science Factory came to fruition in June, 2002, when a committed core group of leaders staked careers and financial commitments to ensure that a children's museum and planetarium could continue to exist in the Eugene/Springfield metro area. The Science Factory has since doubled its membership base and attendance, achieving financial solvency, and is now poised to expand and grow with our community's needs.
The Science Factory is an Oregon non-profit, supported by local businesses, foundations, and individual members.
To engage, excite and inspire children toward a lifelong love of learning about science, technology and humanity.
- To continuously change and upgrade exhibits and educational programs;
- Use hands-on exhibits and activities in a safe environment; and,
- Encourage children to use mind and body to explore science, technology and humanity.
The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the Northwest Association of Youth Museums. The museum is 10,000 square feet including the planetarium, classroom, computer laboratory, exhibit hall and meeting space. Situated in Alton Baker Park on over 4.35 acres of property, the Science Factory affords a wonderful opportunity for combining outdoor environs to its overall visit experience.
This year the Science Factory has touched over 30,000 visitors through admissions, after-school programs and camps, travelling workshops, field trips, scholarships for youth, and more.