Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Kids Learn About Farming

EUGENE, Ore.– Kids got to try their hand at some basic farming skills Saturday as part of the Science Factory’s Farm Food Festival. This festival gives kids the chance to make flour by hand, pet baby goats, and learn how to make cheese and butter. Kids also got the chance to learn about growing and … Continue reading »

Science Factory Celebrates Earth Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The Science Factory celebrated Earth Day Sunday by offering special, informational activities for kids, as well as free admission for the entire family. Children got to enjoy not only the normal exhibits at the children’s museum, but also got to try out a number of fun and informational Earth Day activities. The … Continue reading »

Kids Prepare for Lego Competition

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Legos, they inspire creativity. They may also inspire future architects and contractors at this weekend’s 2013 Kids Block Competition is happening this weekend. Nine-year-old Dhruthi Mandavilli already has a good idea on how to put together Legos. She’s getting ready to compete in her fourth Block Kids Competition taking place Saturday at … Continue reading »

Interview: 2013 Block Kids Competition

EUGENE, Ore. — Creativity and construction is the running theme behind a free kids competition happening next weekend. Students in first through sixth grade can sign up for the annual 2013 Block Kids Competition. The event is cosponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction and the Science Factory. Emily Shelton with the Science … Continue reading »