Calendar of Events

Imagination Station has an ever changing calendar of events that makes every visit to the science center different from the last. With events for kids of all ages, you're sure to find fun for the entire family. Below is a listing of current and upcoming events.

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    KIDSPACE Science Studio

    Tuesday – Sunday, 11am & Sunday, 1pm
    Don’t miss our weekly activity in the Little KIDSPACE Science Studio. We will read an exciting, interactive story to your child, and then everyone gets a chance to complete a fun activity to take home!

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    IDEA Lab

    Now Open!
    Think. Create. Innovate.
    Step inside a world of science, art, engineering and design where you will explore with familiar materials and construct your own understanding of the world around you.

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    Design Zone

    Discover the fun behind the design. Go behind the scenes and explore how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to create something amazing!

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    Think Tank Workshop: Kid Car Construction

    Every weekend in July!
    On Saturday’s and Sunday’s it’s off to the races! Design your own car, picking the materials that will make it the best.

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    Tinkering Space Activity: Crank Puppets

    The entire month of July!
    Design and build your own simple machine. Learn the basics of mechanics, including gear ratios, cams and followers.

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    Science in Motion

    Now – August 31
    The science center and the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities are hosting a special workshop series at the science center designed to get your child moving and having fun.

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    Summer Reading List

    Imagination Station and The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library have partnered to bring you science-related reading lists. Discover the books on these lists at your local library and visit the science center to explore the science behind the books.

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    Nerdy Derby

    July 30 & July 31
    The most important rule…there are no rules!
    Don’t miss this two-day event at Imagination Station. We’re taking racing to a whole new level. Create a car to race down the hills and valleys of our 40 foot track.

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    Tinkering Space Activity: Playing with Light

    The month of August!
    This open-ended activity allows for unlimited discovery as you learn more about how different colors of light interact and the awe-inspiring result – a truly illuminating experience.

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    Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball

    Every weekend in August!
    It’s not just a box – it’s your very own new gaming contraption. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine.

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    Toledo Jeep Fest Family Activities

    August 13, 10am-5pm
    Imagination Station is providing family science activities in Festival Park located next to the science center during Jeep Fest. Families will have the opportunity to design and build their own Water Rockets and try their hand in creating Super Bubbles.

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    OPEN Labor Day

    September 5, 2016
    10am-5pm
    Spend your day off with us and explore the science center.

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    Imagination Station Fall Closing

    September 6 – September 26
    We will be closed Tuesday, September 6 – Monday, September 26 for annual cleaning and maintenance. Please visit us again when our normal operating hours resume on Tuesday, September 27.

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    The Bash7

    September 17, 2016
    7 – 11pm
    Imagination Station’s annual fundraiser, infuses the science of taste, sound and entertainment into one unforgettable evening. Purchase your tickets today.

    

Past Events Archive

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    IDEA Lab


    Light it up. Send it soaring. Take it apart. Make it spin. Make it yours! Be the first to explore science, art, engineering and design as you construct robots, build marble races and wire circuits. Light up your imagination in the most creative place in town – IDEA Lab.

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    Design Zone


    Create your own: video game, dance beat, roller coaster and more.
    Discover the fun behind the design. Go behind the scenes and explore how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to create something amazing!