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ScienceWorks Hands on Museum

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Address: 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520-1312
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+1 541-482-6767
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can...

ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can rediscover wonder. The innovative museum features nearly 100 interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science demonstrations and dynamic programs year-round that encourage children and adults to learn about more about various scientific principles.ScienceWorks offers educational programs for students and teachers, as well as public programs including workshops, lectures, birthday parties, summer festivals and science camps.

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A Place the Kids Love to be Kids

The Science Works is an open space full of hands-on science experiences. Children love to see what happens when they operate the various exhibits. They can run free with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Science Works is an open space full of hands-on science experiences. Children love to see what happens when they operate the various exhibits. They can run free with accompanying adults standing back to watch them have fun. You can also rent a room for birthday parties, with full run of the museum. I experienced a show by the ice... More 

Thank canuck22SanFrancisco
Ashland, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our grand kids love going to Science Works. It makes for a fun outing with the grand, ages 2 to 8. Something for everyone. Lots and lots of hands on fun and activities. We bought the annual grandparents pass (very reasonable) and it works well for us. The kids request to go back again and again.

Thank Eric O
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a HUGE science museum with TONS of different things to read & try out! Incredibly interactive & informative! My husband & I had just as much fun as our two kids (ages 7 & 5). We spent almost 2 hours here & could possibly have spent more if we hadn't needed to leave!

Thank Heather P
Saratoga, California
2 reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Designed to give kids a taste for science and show them dramatic examples of how things work. Older adults are not left out either. Everyone will gain useful knowledge as well participate with others in a learning experience.

Thank Frequentuser809 L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 18, 2017

ScienceWorks is a great place for adults and children. There are a variety of educational challenges for everyone. It is always exciting to see what is new in the discovery center.

Thank Kristine M
Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have enjoyed fun hours with friends and their toddlers. Tip: First Sunday of the month: entrance $1.

Thank ValChris77
southern oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

My grandkids had a blast at this place. Best time they had this visit was here. A great time was had by all6 of the kids.

Thank chief6824
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2017

A sweet museum if you have little guys. A great place to get out of the heat if you have kiddos that are under 10 years old.

Thank mleatha
Rocklin, California
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I visited with my 10 year old daughter and 19 year old son and we all had fun. We especially enjoyed the bubble room, pulling our own weight and wheel chair racing. The bicycle that converts energy to power a fan, lights, radio and train was also a favorite. When we first got there, we started flying paper helicopters on... More 

Thank pm4ca58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Super fun science museum with classic exhibits and rotating ones too. Bubble room is a blast for toddlers to adolescents. Lots of educational programs in the theater. Toddler room for safe play for young ones is awesome if there happen to be a bunch of teenagers there.

Thank ashlandnc

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