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Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone Number: 541-682-7888
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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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Woodinville, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The best learning is by doing. The exhibits in this facility are interactive, fun and informative. Handy location, easy access and ample parking. Modest admission fee.

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Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My boys loved it when they were younger. It was interactive, informative, & hands-on learning about science! It gave my younger son a fascination for biology, & kept my older son focused on positive things. Over all, I'd say it's a wonderful place to take curious minds!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautiful setting and amazing fun safe fascinating activities that kept the attention of my 4 and 10 year old grandchildren. Their mom and I joined them at each site and giggled and enjoyed the shadow room so very much! The staff were kind and gentle and seemed as happy to be there as we were.

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Talent, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Admittedly, we just ducked in here to get out of the sun at Alton Baker park. It's a small place, a humble place, but its jam-packed with stuff to do. My kid is less than 2 so he mostly played with the elaborate train track set-up, but I found plenty of things to amuse myself. Although, admittedly, I am a... More 

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Kent, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place was within walking distance of our hotel (La Quinta) and right on the U of O campus. We are suckers for some science educational fun and this place had enough to keep the kids busy and active for a while. We started the visit with a film in the planetarium about the Google Lunar X Prize. It was... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This place does not have much to do or see . the only semi cool thing is the planetarium. We took our 6 yr old and she was bored! Not a very Good location either

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Eugene, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Like the title says, it's OK if you and the kids are bored and need to get out of the house. I think they are over priced for the low-quality displays they have. Sometimes there is a pretty neat show going on in the theater but otherwise it's just an indoor homemade science project.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

OMSI, now there is a real kids museum. This is like the low budget eugene (read quirky) version. With a great University in town, you would like there would be a kids museum or zoo of some sort to take your kids...but this is not one of those. It's obviously small town low budget museum. Really a disappointment to say... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I expected more from the description in the flyer I received that got us there. There are some exhibits that you can walk yourself through and interact with all basically in one big room with a couple of alcoves. I wasn't impressed and unfortunately neither was my 6 yr. old. We made it through the whole place in less than... More 

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