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ScienceWorks Hands on Museum

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Address: 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 15414826767
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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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Good learning experience

I visited as a child, almost a decade ago. Though I do remember it being a very fun experience where I learned a lot. It was a field trip and a highlight of my school year for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlee P
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Mount Shasta, California
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Mount Shasta, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited as a child, almost a decade ago. Though I do remember it being a very fun experience where I learned a lot. It was a field trip and a highlight of my school year for sure.

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Foster City, California
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visted with reciprocal membership at local museum, but worth a stop on its own. Kids, age 3 & 5, had a great time but older children seemed to be enjoying too.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I once got in trouble for talking trash about this place on a bus in London, and a woman thought that I was talking about the London Science Museum. My mother explained and the woman apologized for the misunderstanding. All said though, if your kid isn't from a tiny village in Idaho and home schooled, they probably will not be... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geared to young children and not so attractive to older visitors. More docents to engage both kids and adults would make this much more meaningful and fun for visitors

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Medford, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a museum dedicated to a hands-on experience for children, especially those between the ages of 5 and 12. On the other hand, it is also a fun place for adults to visit. It is a bit like a mini San Francisco Exploratorium.

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Thank Sue S
Medford, Oregon
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My kids just love this place. Always something new and interesting to do. Great for a family day or a school field trip! Will go back again and again!

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Thank Hybridwarrior
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to take your kids and family! My family loved the bubble room! But there are so many interesting things to look at and learn, and the human anatomy is pretty cool too. Definitely recommend going and taking your kids

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

They have some fun exhibits but many are in disrepair or broken. They really need to take better care of the place if they expect people to spend their money and time there....

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Thank Tanner_goalie
SWmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at ScienceWorks Hands on Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I'm sorry your visit was disappointing. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our exhibits staff and we'll do our best to make repairs as soon as possible. It's an ongoing challenge, with thousands of visitors every month, but we appreciate you bringing this to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My husband and I took our 3 1/2 year old son to Science Works while on vacation. We were surprised to find they were having a huge Earth Day celebration, along with free admission to the museum, the entire day! It was great! Our 3-year-old's favorite rooms where the bubble room, and the play space for kids 5 and under... More 

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Oregon
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Lots of activities for children from 4-5 on up to teens. Individual and group areas for kids to investigate all sorts of phenomena

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