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We are currently closed.Planetarium Open Today: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Eugene Science Center is actively observing all actions and statements made from Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, federal health officials, and local School Districts to proactively monitor a novel strain of coronavirus, officially named COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, employees, and community.  We will continue to follow guidance from public health authorities as the situation evolves.

UPDATED 7/14/20: Starting July 15, our planetarium will be open at 2pm and 3pm on weekdays and closed on weekends. Visit our planetarium page here for showtimes and our COVID-19 guidelines that we’ve put in place to keep our staff, volunteers and guests safe. Our exhibit hall remains closed until further notice.


UPDATED 3/25/20: Due to Governor Brown’s executive order 20-12, Eugene Science Center closed until further notice.  This closure includes our exhibit hall, planetarium, laser shows, and education programs such as camps, field trips and birthday parties. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.


Please note that we will be extending all memberships by the amount of time that we are closed.

This closure will have a heavy financial impact for us. If you would like to support us during this difficult time, please consider donating to us directly or purchasing a membership.

We are proud to be a part of the Lane County community and are looking forward to resuming our educational programs. For up to date information on our schedule as well as links for good preventative practices and information on COVID-19, please continue to visit this webpage.

The Oregon State Department of Health is the lead agency in public health crisis situations in our state and provides public facilities direction on how to manage responses. We are monitoring activity closely so we can respond quickly to any changes in their recommendations, guidance, and direction.

The exhibit hall will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice due to state and federal policies.

Planetarium shows reopened to the public on July 1, 2020, and summer camps are occurring onsite June 29 – August 28.


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer composed of at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid shaking hands, if possible. People will understand and no one will take offense.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Practice social distancing.

We have a regular cleaning multiple times a week using products that meet the EPA’s requirements for disinfectants. In addition, we are taking the following steps to increase the level of preventative care against the spread of cold, flu, and COVID-19 (coronavirus).

  • Increasing the frequency of disinfection in bathrooms, door handles, and highly touched exhibits, spaces, and surfaces.
  • Adding signage to raise awareness of the importance of hand-washing and good health hygiene.
  • Adding signage to provide factual information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  • Providing bins in the exhibit hall for families to place toys or elements that have made their way into young visitors’ mouths. Those items will then be disinfected and sanitized before going back out on the floor.

You can support your local science museum right from home! As you can imagine, the closures and event cancelations will have a heavy financial impact for us. The best way you can help us from the comfort of your couch is donate to us directly or purchase a membership.

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