Imagination Station, Toledo's Science Center

Homeschool Workshops

Imagination Station is your science resource. This monthly program covers a variety of topics – from chemistry to astronomy and all the fun, messy science in-between. Come ready to explore hands-on science and learn with other families.

These 90-minute sessions are designed for kids in 2nd – 7th grades (7 – 12 year olds). This seven workshop series runs the first Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11:30am.

Space is limited to 30 children per session, and reservations are required.

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Please call our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 to reserve your space for individual workshops. If you don’t receive an email confirmation, please call to verify your reservation.

Price per child

Member Cost: $12 per class

Non-Member Cost: $17 per class (Imagination Station admission must be purchased separately.)

Not a Member?

Become a member and save over the course of the Homeschool Workshops. Plus, you receive all of our other membership benefits. Learn more about our memberships here.

Fling It!

October 7

Think It. Build It. Test It … Do It Again! Students will explore the science of catapults and create their own. This workshop uses materials that you have around the house, which makes it easy for students to continue their exploration at home.

Scream Machine

November 4

Reinforce Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Students will discover both the science and scientist behind the roller coaster.  They can put their knowledge of velocity, momentum, acceleration and centripetal force to the test by building their very own coasters.

Chemistry Collaboration

December 2

Students will work together and investigate mysterious substances that have strange and surprising properties. The workshop focuses on the differences between chemical and physical changes, and students will learn firsthand how to create endothermic and exothermic reactions.

Charged Up

January 6

Students will discover the basic principles of electricity through hands-on challenges with insulators and conductors, the use of energy sticks and our hair-raising Van de Graaff generator.

The Night Sky

February 3

It’s always a starry night inside our portable planetarium, the STARLAB®.  This interactive workshop will allow students to travel out into the universe to ponder the stars and learn the constellations.

Solid, Liquid and Oobleck?

March 3

Learn about the states of matter like never before. We will be using liquid nitrogen to show the different phase changes right in front of your student’s eyes. Then, students will discover an amazing substance that isn’t quite a liquid or solid!

3-2-1 Lift Off!

April 7  

Have your students get ready for the flight of a lifetime and explore physics in new ways. With recycled materials, water and compressed air, students will master the science of soda bottle rocketry and participate in an engaging, thought-provoking experience.

Registration

Please call our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 to reserve your space for individual workshops. If you don’t receive an email confirmation, please call to verify your reservation.

Imagination Station

Normal Operating Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Monday: CLOSED*

Holiday Hours:
Imagination Station is CLOSED on the following holidays:
• Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24
• Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25
• New Year’s Day - Thursday, January 1

Imagination Station is OPEN on the following Mondays and holidays:
• *Monday, December 29
• New Year’s Eve - Wednesday, December 31