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.


    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.


    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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    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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    Building Rentals

    Tis’ the Season Summer Special Now – August 31
    With over 80,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, attractions and experiences, the science center is fun for children and adults alike. Book your after-hours holiday event by August 31 and you will receive $500 off the price of the rental fee!

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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.


    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.


    OPEN Labor Day

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


    Imagination Station Fall Closing

    September 6 – September 19
    We will be closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. Please visit us again when our normal operating hours resume on Tuesday, September 20.

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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.


    Spooky Science

    October 22 – 23 & 29 – 30
    We’re putting the scare into scary for a hair raising, bone chilling, spine tingling science event.

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    Monster Bash

    October 27, 6 – 8pm
    Gather your zombie family for a haunting evening filled with special activities and demonstrations that’ll trick your eyes and treat your mind!


    Cookies & Cocoa with Claus

    December 8, 6 – 8pm
    This members-only pajama dance party with the big guy, Santa Claus. This festive night blends holiday cookies and cocoa with cool science.


    Frostology: The Science of the Season

    December 26 – December 31
    The weather outside is frightful, but our science is so delightful. Frostology will explore the slippery science of snow, make engineers out of elves and create masterpieces from paper with our holiday-themed activities and demonstrations.


Past Events Archive

Check out some of our past events.

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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!