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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
September 1, 10am – 5pm
Spend your day off with us and explore the science center.
Imagination Station is celebrating Grandparents on their special day. Purchase a Grandparent Membership today at Visitor Services or online and receive $10 off*.
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.
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.
October – December
These programs encourage families with young children, ages 3 – 5, to investigate the world around them. RSVP today!
October 1 – 31
We’re putting the scare into scary for a hair raising, bone chilling, spine tingling science event.
October – April, 2015
This monthly program covers a variety of topics – from chemistry to astronomy and all the fun, messy science in-between!
Gizmo is turning 5! Celebrate with Gizmo today. Sign his Birthday Card and enjoy his favorite treat, liquid nitrogen ice cream.
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!
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!
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!
November 4 – 8
Experience things you can’t replicate in the classroom as we celebrate the wonders of chemistry at Imagination Station.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 21 – 26, 2015
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Find new uses for old items, and earn your ‘green’ thumb by digging in our unconventional garden.
Check out some of our past events.