The fun-for-the-whole-family Eugene Science Center is located near this Eugene, Oregon hotel and has plenty for hours of exploring. Situated in Alton Baker Park, this science and tech museum is near Autzen Stadium and has more than 10,000 square feet that includes changing exhibits, a planetarium, camp programs, events and more. The center is run by an independent non-profit organization aimed at engaging, exciting and inspiring children to love science and technology. There is no other science museum in Eugene or Lane County.
This attraction was founded in 1961 and was originally called the Southwest Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Its first home was the Oregon Electric Railway Station, which is now the Electric Station restaurant. The large current science center includes The Tot Spot for children under age 5 and a community room with vending, tables and chairs and other ways to relax during a visit to the facility. All in all, it's among the most family-friendly of the attractions near this Eugene, Oregon hotel.