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.
October 25, 2014 – April 12, 2015
Experience a new reality with an adventure back in time 65 million years. Actively engage in a unique and entertaining learning experience and discover roaring, moving, life-size, animatronic dinosaurs.
Now – April, 2015
This monthly program covers a variety of topics – from chemistry to astronomy and all the fun, messy science in-between!
Now – April 12, 2015
When you visit Dinosaurs Unearthed, you get added bonuses! Simply show your Dinosaurs Unearthed ticket at participating locations and receive discounts and free items at restaurants in the downtown Toledo area.
Now – March
Have a blast earning your pin, badge and belt loop with our live demonstrations, ever-changing activities in Science Studio and unlimited fun!
Give the gift of science this holiday season! We have a lot of great gift ideas that are fun and educational for your budding scientist or engineer.
December 2 – January 4
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.
December 27 & 28, Noon – 4pm
Learn the art of Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) with snowflake expert, Mary Gaynier. Make beautiful creations to decorate your home all winter.
December 28 & 29
Build It! visits Imagination Station. Build a giant snowflake out of K’NEX, race LEGO sleds and even send reindeer soaring across the room! Included in the cost of admission. Join us for one of our open workshops or reserve your spot in one of our Members-only workshops.
December 28 & 29
Get up-close and personal with a life-size, baby T. rex! Be prepared to step back in time and meet this giant, realistic puppet which stands over 8′ tall and 12′ long! Included in the cost of admission. Timed ticketing required.
January 6 – 31
Air surrounds us every day, and we hardly ever stop to think about how powerful it really is. Explore the strange properties of air with some air-raising experiments at Imagination Station all month long.
We will be open from 10am – 5pm in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
February 10 – 15, 2015
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re sinking our teeth into the delicious world of sugar.
February 14 – May 17, 2015
Rock out and discover the science and history behind the instrument that revolutionized music: the guitar. Explore all facets of the world’s most popular instrument – from its evolution into an instrument of popular culture to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.
Imagination Station will be open from 10am – 5pm for Presidents’ Day!
February 24 – March 1, 2015
Help us celebrate as we Think It. Build It. Test It… Do It Again! Explore the engineering design process and discover that creativity and imagination are essential skills for an engineer.
February 28 & March 1
Will you accept the challenge? Put your innovation skills to the test. During this challenge, build an 18-inch tall tower constructed solely from newspaper and tape that can support the weight of an ordinary baseball.
March 10 -15
This week is dedicated to our littlest scientists: kindergarten age and younger. Visit Imagination Station, and explore the age-appropriate activities for our littlest audience.
Spring Break is often a time when families are looking for something fun to do together. Check out our holiday hours and plan your visit to Imagination Station.
March 28 – April 12, 2015
Spring into Imagination Station and explore the science of eggs. Stand eggs on end, pull eggs into a bottle and make naked eggs.
April 4, 11am – 4pm
Can you protect an egg from a 20ft drop? Come to Imagination Station and take a crack at this challenge.
April 21 – 26, 2015
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Find new uses for old items, and earn your ‘green’ thumb by digging in our unconventional garden.
May 5 – 10
Join us in Science Studio and make duct tape gifts for your mom for her special day. Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10 at Imagination Station and moms get in FREE*!
May 12 – 17
Allow your creativity to flourish at Imagination Station as you innovate and explore the creative, fun side of science.
June 16 – 21
Join us in Science Studio, and use your mechanical engineering skills to harness the elastic power of a rubber band and make a wind-up car for Dad. Celebrate Father’s Day on June 21 at Imagination Station, and dads get in FREE*!
June 15 – August 14
While it’s HOT and steamy outside, we’ve got fun-filled, weeklong summer camps loaded with COOL science for you to experience.
Check out some of our past events.
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