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The Science Factory

2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401
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Ranked #30 of 36 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Talent, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Eugene, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We have taken many out of town guest and family here. The facility has something for every age, gift shop has great educational gifts and the surround movie theater is wonderful. The displays are challenging to young and old.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting the Science Factory as a family, there is so much to learn and the kids have a blast!

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Springfield, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This place is fun for the whole family. Even though the center is kind of small in size, there are events to add to the fun. We had attended two of the laser light shows some time ago, and wish they would do it again, they were so much fun.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Never overly crowded, the Science Factory is small but the hands-on activities will keep kids busy for an hour or two. It is small enough that kids can roam freely and parents can keep an eye on them from a central spot. We always buy our yearly membership as part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) membership program -... More

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