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Eugene Science Center's New Friday Afternoon Drop-Off Program

Science After School is a new program developed by Eugene Science Center in response to Friday early release days in local schools. The program is an opportunity for Kindergarten through 5th grade students (and the home school equivalent) to explore science in a fun, hands-on setting. Science After School is led by experienced STEM educators and incorporates both structured and open-ended inquiry based learning opportunities. Advance registration is required.

Time:  Fridays, 1:00 to 6:00 pm – See Calendar for Full Day (8am – 6pm) program dates and Holiday Schedule

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Science After School Schedule and Calendar

Scroll down for descriptions of each day.

Price:  $35 per day.

Discounts:  Members receive $5 off. Learn about memberships here.

When you register for 5 or more days, save an extra $20.
The discount for multiple days only applies if they are purchased in one single transaction. Discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

Scholarships: Limited need-based partial scholarships are available. Contact the Education Director at [email protected] to learn more about scholarships.

Payment Plan: Installment plans are available for Science After School. The payment plan requires a 25% payment on purchase date and then divides the remaining balance into 5 future payments, processed on the 1st of the month.

We use a registration software called Amilia. First time users of the Amilia registration system should reference our program registration guide.

Cancellation Policy for Science After School:

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.

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Upcoming Science After School Programs


There are so many fun chemistry activities, we had to schedule chemistry two weeks in a row! Explore different chemical reactions on each day; register for one or both!


How do robots know what to do? Learn how to code a Cozmo robot in this fun robotics workshop!


Can you design a building that can stand on its own? Explore balance and weight distributions, and the effect on architecture.


How many pennies can you float on a piece of foil? Can you move cups from one side of the room to the other without touching them? Try your hand at these challenges and more!


Learn fun tricks that look like magic, but really rely on science!


Build a battery, experiment with static electricity, and complete Snap Circuits challenges!


Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and more! Learn about the extreme weather and earth processes that people must contend with around the world.


Explore the impact of clouds on weather and climate. Learn to identify different cloud types.


Explore feathers, flight, and the features that make birds unique. Identify local species and investigate environmental changes that impact bird behavior.


Explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. Search for bugs, collect specimens, identify arthropod species and document habitat conditions that influence our planet’s health.


Learn about all of the plants, animals, and environments that make Oregon unique!


Explore the dynamic history of geological processes that have shaped our state into the beauty it is today!


Learn all about our watershed here at Eugene Science Center. Take a hike down to the Willamette River, and test for water quality!


Follow the daily life of animals that call Oregon home, from birds to bugs, reptiles to mammals!


Enjoy our favorite activities from the previous year one more time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Eugene Science Center does not currently have the infrastructure to offer transportation from your child’s school to the museum. We realize mid-day transportation is a barrier to many families. We can help facilitate carpools for families who opt-in to sharing the location of their child’s school and/or their home address with other registered families.

Science After School is not specifically for students in Eugene 4J District schools. We were inspired by the new Eugene 4J early release calendar to develop this program, and offer select Full Day options that coincide with Eugene 4J No-School-Days. Students in other districts or homeschooled students may choose the dates that work for them.

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