Welcome to Grow U, an interactive exhibition that celebrates the world of agriculture and farming! Test your farm and agricultural knowledge. Learn about different soil qualities. Explore how food grows from a seed to the vegetable on your plate as Grow U explores every aspect of food production.
Take your farm knowhow to a new level, and be the next contestant on FARM 101: Know It to Grow It! This interactive game show takes you on an entertaining and educating journey from field to table. Sit down in the tractor seat and get ready for four rounds of questions about seeds, soil, satellites and sun and everything agriculture in between. Score high and achieve Master Farmer status.
Leading a clever cast of animatronic characters to assist you on your journey is Tork, a blend of man and machine, and Mother Nature, an unpredictable embodiment of all that is earthy.
Get a bee’s eye view of the inner workings of a functioning beehive. Imagination Station’s tiniest tenants, the honeybees, have the freedom to explore the downtown Toledo riverfront while calling Grow U their home. Explore the difference between worker bees and drones, why bees behave as they do and how their dancing is used as a form of communication. Try to spot the queen!
The Spin Browser puts the flow of time under your control. With a simple motion, you can explore agriculture based events and actions that range from fractions of a second to much longer.
Observe Water Drainage through different types of local soils. See how water passes through the pores in sand, silt and clay, and learn why those differences cause some plants to grow better than others.
Visiting on a field trip or want to enhance your child’s education? Take a look at our Exhibit Guides to learn how Grow U aligns with your State’s science academic content standards.
For a family of four, a Family Membership saves you money after only two visits to Imagination Station. Members of Imagination Station can:
• Explore the science center as often as they want.
• Gain access to special, members-only events and activities.
• Receive a discount to Science2GO! and Atomic Cafe.
To become a member, or to learn about our other great membership benefits, click here or call 419.244.2674 ext. 173.