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 3/25/20: Due to Governor Brown’s executive order 20-12, Eugene Science Center closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.
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 and planetarium will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice due to state and federal policies.
Fall camps are occurring onsite.
- 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.