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.

    NASA Science on a Sphere

    Science On a Sphere

    Now – September 7
    This temporary exhibit from NASA is an animated globe, with a 6-foot diameter, that can show animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, vegetation and more!


    New Simulator Theater Adventure – Over The Edge!

    Now Open
    Experience an exhilarating journey as you dodge snow-covered trees on the mountainside, balance on the edge of a cliff, outrun an avalanche of boulders and careen down an abandoned mine shaft.


    Win Tickets to Experience Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

    August 21 – 25
    Enter to win 2 tickets to visit Imagination Station and experience Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition before it leaves the science center on September 21. Enter to win here each day to increase your chances of winning.

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    Preserving Memories

    August 30
    Learn about your family tree and how to preserve your personal history to help future generations understand what life was like at the dawn of the 21st century.


    Open Labor Day

    September 1, 10am – 5pm
    Spend your day off with us and explore the science center.


    Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

    September 7
    Imagination Station is celebrating Grandparents on their special day. Purchase a Grandparent Membership today at Visitor Services or online and receive $10 off*.

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    Join the Build to Beat Hunger

    September 13
    Join the fun as local kids from Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio compete in teams to build tables using donated food items at Imagination Station.


    Closed for Fall Cleaning

    September 22 – 29
    We will be closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. Please visit us again when our normal operating hours resume on Tuesday, September 30.


    Little Scientist Workshops

    October – December
    These programs encourage families with young children, ages 3 – 5, to investigate the world around them. RSVP today!


    Spooky Science

    October 1 – 31
    We’re putting the scare into scary for a hair raising, bone chilling, spine tingling science event.


    Homeschool Workshops

    October – April, 2015
    This monthly program covers a variety of topics – from chemistry to astronomy and all the fun, messy science in-between!


    Gizmo’s Birthday

    October 10
    Gizmo is turning 5! Celebrate with Gizmo today. Sign his Birthday Card and enjoy his favorite treat, liquid nitrogen ice cream.


    The Bash5

    October 11, 7pm
    Imagination Station is turning five! It’s our birthday, so we’re throwing the biggest, craziest, most EXTREME science party you’ve ever seen – The Bash5. We can’t do it without your support!

    Monster-Bash, Imagination Station, Toledo, Ohio

    Monster Bash – Members Only

    October 23, 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!


    Scout Programs

    November – March
    Have a blast earning your pin, badge and belt loop with our live demonstrations, ever-changing activities in Science Studio and unlimited fun!


    National Chemistry Week

    November 4 – 8
    Experience things you can’t replicate in the classroom as we celebrate the wonders of chemistry at Imagination Station.


    The Blade Holiday Parade

    November 15
    Join Imagination Station for fun, science festivities after The Blade Holiday Parade. Explore the science museum, meet special guests and get your photo taken with Santa Claus.


    Frostology: The Science of the Season

    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.


    Cookies & Cocoa with Claus

    December 4, 6 – 8pm
    Reserve your spot for this members-only pajama dance party with the big guy, Santa Claus. This festive night blends holiday cookies and cocoa with cool science.


    Scientific Sweetness

    February 10 – 15, 2015
    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re sinking our teeth into the delicious world of sugar.


    Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

    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.

    National Engineering Week

    National Engineering Week

    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.

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    EGGstreme Science

    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.


    Green Science

    April 21 – 26, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle. Find new uses for old items, and earn your ‘green’ thumb by digging in our unconventional garden.


Past Events Archive

Check out some of our past events.

  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

    Now – September 21
    This Exhibition takes you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. The galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. *Timed ticket required. Tickets available online.

    Titanic Visitor Discounts

    Now – September 21
    Show your Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition ticket or boarding pass at participating locations and receive discounts at restaurants in the downtown Toledo area along with discounted admission to local museums!

    Stellar Sundays

    Second Sundays, Now – November
    Lean back and enjoy the wonders of naked-eye astronomy in our very own StarLab. The StarLab offers a unique setting for bringing the stars and planets indoors.