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The Basics

Grades K – 5
9:00 am – 4:00 pm*

On select no-school days, kids put their creative minds to work exploring different aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) during these engaging, hands-on single day workshops.



Members: $40
Non-Members: $45

*Extended Care Available:
Early Care (8 – 9am): $5
Late Care (4 – 5 pm): $5


Limited need-based scholarships are available. Complete this form to request a scholarship.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least one week prior to the start of a program are eligible for a full refund or credit, minus a $5.00 cancellation fee per child. Cancellations after that are eligible for a 50% refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given if a cancellation is made on the day of the program or later.


Note: For second graders, you may choose an age group during registration (k-2nd or 2nd-5th).  This is so you may choose a group of younger or older peers for your learner based on your own assessment and preference.

Upcoming Workshops

These workshops are available for online registration.

Winter Break Workshops:

Monday, December 23rd:

Icy Science

Explore the states of matter with icy experiments, including dry ice, artificial snow, and icy moons.

Thursday, December 26th:


Meet the resident education animals at Eugene Science Center, and learn about how species adapt and behave in different habitats.

Friday, December 27th:

Cell Biology

Learn the difference between plant and animal cells, extract DNA from a strawberry, and create your own slide to observe under a microscope.

Monday, December 30th:

Marine Science

Earth’s vast oceans are home to some of the most amazing species discovered. Learn about marine ecology and how we can be good stewards of ocean ecosystems.

Thursday, January 2nd:

Prehistoric Science

Explore the life and landscapes of a prehistoric earth – what have we learned about the earliest humans, and how do scientists collect information about life that existed millions of years ago?

Monday, January 6th:


Enter the planetarium to travel the solar system and beyond! Learn about the planets, moons, and other celestial objects that orbit around our sun.

2019-2020 School Year Workshops

Take a sneak peak at the dates and themes for all No School Day, Winter Break, and Spring Break workshops we are offering this school year. 

We are offering workshops on most school breaks for Eugene 4J, Bethel, and Springfield School Districts. Reference your school district calendar to find out which dates meet your needs, as these dates can differ by district.

For Early Release Day Workshops, or No School Days not found on this page, check out our Science After School Program.

  • Thursday, October 10th: Ecology
  • Friday, October 11th: NO PROGRAM, MUSEUM CLOSED
  • Thursday, November 7th: Extreme Experiments
  • Friday, November 8th: Mad Science
  • Monday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day): Engineering (K-1st) and Scratch Coding (2nd-5th)
  • Wednesday, December 4th: Extreme Experiments
  • Thursday, December 5th: Mad Science
  • Monday, December 23rd: Icy Science
  • Thursday, December 26th: Zoology
  • Friday, December 27th: Molecular Biology
  • Monday, December 30th: Marine Science
  • Thursday, January 2nd: Prehistoric Science
  • Monday, January 6th: Astronomy
  • Monday, January 20th (MLK Day): Mythbusters!
  • Friday, January 31st: Earth Heroes
  • Monday, February, 17th (Presidents’ Day): Energy
  • Friday, March 13th: Science Magic
  • Monday, March 23rd: Science of Slime
  • Tuesday, March 24th: Weather
  • Wednesday, March 25th: Engineering
  • Thursday, March 26th: Meteorology
  • Friday, March 27th: Entomology
  • Friday, April 10th: Astronomy
  • Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day): Habitat Hike!

Potential add-on dates: June 12, June 15-19 – please email [email protected] to indicate interest in a program on these dates. 

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