RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Explore new worlds as never before in an immersive 360 degree experience. Our planetarium is one of the largest in the entire Pacific Northwest, and is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Your students will enjoy a wide array of custom live programs and exciting full-dome shows in ultra-bright, high-contrast, 4k resolution.
Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.
Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.
Eugene Science Center has partnered with Eugene School District 4J to deliver annual educational programs to 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade students.
3rd Grade: Every 4J 3rd grade class can come to Eugene Science Center on a field trip FOR FREE every year (exhibits & planetarium fees are waived; transportations costs are not included).
5th and 7th Grade: Eugene Science Center provides space science outreach to every 5th and 7th grade class beginning in Jan 2024 until at least June 2026.
A field trip to Eugene Science Center creates fun and engaging experiences for students while helping teachers meet educational goals. Groups can choose to explore science through a Planetarium show, discover science in depth through a guided lab experience, or experience sciences through self-guided exhibit exploration. For more complete science discovery, schedule time for a combination of these activities.
Field Trip Scholarships
In order to make Eugene Science Center programs and services accessible to all members of the community, the Eugene Science Center is pleased to provide financial assistance to groups who are unable to afford regular admission and program registration fees.
All 3rd grade classes in Eugene School District 4J receive one free field trip (exhibits and planetarium) per school year thanks to an endowment supporting 4J schools and teachers. Transportation costs are not covered.