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Tot Discovery Days

First Friday of Each Month

9 am - Noon | Ages 0-5

And don’t miss complimentary Planetarium programs each Tot Day at 10:30 and 11am!

Each month we set up activities and interactive learning stations designed to create an experience that will ignite your child’s curiosity and interest in science.  Tot Discovery Days are casual, drop-in programs when our youngest visitors can enjoy Eugene Science Center activities “big-kid-free”

Limited to children ages 5 and younger only, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Siblings who are not the appropriate age for these activities will not be allowed into the activity areas at this time. A named member must be present to receive membership benefits.

Advance registration not required.

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$10.00FREE$2.00 each$5.00 each


Tot Discovery Day: Oregon-Ology

January 4, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm

From desert to coast, explore the science behind our state! In our Oregon-ology Tot Day we will explore the salmon life cycle, crawl through a replica lava tube and discover a tide pool. Get answers to questions like, how were the painted hills created? How can scientists tell the age of a tree? Join us on the first Friday in January.

Tot Discovery Day: Balance!

February 1, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
Leap into the science of balance! Did you know that when we walk we are also balancing at the same time? How does a person balance while walking across a balance beam? Can you balance something on the eraser end of a pencil? We’ll explore the concept of balance through books, balancing with our bodies, and making balanced kinetic sculptures!

Tot Discovery Day: Dr. Seuss Science

March 1, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with us on this fantastic Tot Discovery Day! The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss contains oodles of wacky science. From Bartholomew and The Lorax to the Cat and the Hat and even that mean ‘ol Grinch, what slime, oobleck and more will we create using science to explain? Are eggs really green? Join us to find out during this March Tot Day.

Early S.T.E.M. Storytime

Second, Third & Fourth Fridays of Each Month

11 - 11:30 am | Ages 0-5

Immediately following 10:30 pre-K planetarium shows

Jump start your preschooler into S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education with the Eugene Science Center’s new storytime. Join our staff educators as we read a story and lead a hands-on activity designed for early learners. Each storytime is a unique expansion of the Tot Discovery Day theme from the first Friday of the month. Early S.T.E.M. Storytime is included with general admission.

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