Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible. We have hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits that are fun and educational for the entire family. Whether you only have an hour or you have all day, there is plenty to see and do at Imagination Station. Come join us and explore everything that Imagination Station has to offer!
May 27 – September 5
Discover the fun behind the design. What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? 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!
Imagination Station is divided into Learning Worlds that focus on specific content to help structure your field trip experience. Whether you’re teaching your class about earth science, energy conservation, engineering or healthy habits, Imagination Station’s Learning Worlds offer unlimited opportunities for exploration.
Eat Smart. Play Hard. Have Fun. The choice is yours! Learn about how the nutritional and exercise choices you make affect your body. Get your heart pumping as you take on the Wheel of Fire and the Heart Rate Rally, Smash Your Food to smithereens and literally Get in the Action.
Please note: Eat It Up! will be relocating in the Spring of 2016 and will be unavailable for a short duration. Please ask the Reservation Specialist if Eat It Up! will be open during your visit.
Explore the world of oil refining and solar energy. Manipulate the energy output of a photovoltaic wall, play games using sunlight, program a robotic arm or command a kid-friendly oil refinery.
Join us in this extreme space for interactive demonstrations throughout the day. Watch demonstrations about combustion, motion, sound, matter and the scientific method. Check with Visitor Service or on the video screens throughout the building for a schedule of the daily demonstrations.
Please note: The Extreme Science Theater will be relocating during the 2015 – 2016 school year and will be unavailable for a short duration. Please contact Visitor Service at 419.244.2671 ext. 100 or a Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 if you are planning a group visit.
Celebrate agriculture and farming in this interactive space. Be a contestant on FARM 101: Know It to Grow It!, an interactive game show. Sit on a tractor and learn about soil quality.
Idea Lab is a new Learning World that combines science, art, engineering and design to allow for open-ended exploration. This unique space is a mix of exhibits, workshops, and a Tinkering Space. It includes multiple exhibits and contemporary, up-to-date technologies where individuals can create, dialogue, and explore with materials and ideas. It is a safe place for visitors to express themselves through a process of creating. Please call 419.244.2674 ext 250 to speak to a Reservation Specialist for more information.
An interactive space where our littlest visitors (5 & under) can learn about forces, motion, math and life science. Hop aboard a fire truck, shop in the grocery store and climb in the tree house. You can also join us in the Little KIDSPACE Science Studio for a daily interactive story and activity.
Learn about the way your mind perceives the world in this space that is specifically designed to challenge your mind in fun and surprising ways. Defy gravity in the Distorted Gravity Room, boggle your mind with our optical illusions and distort perception in the Ames Room. You won’t believe what you see.
This constantly-changing space includes hands-on science experiments for kids of all ages. You might explore the properties of liquid nitrogen or create your own polymers. Learn about biology, physics and chemistry in a fun and exciting way. Discover science activities that you can try at home.
Explore the slippery science of water with an entire learning world dedicated to one of nature’s most powerful resource: water. Water and erosion tables, giant water vortex and weather exhibits, including the Hurricane Chamber, are sure to delight inquisitive minds of any age.
For a family of four, a Family Membership saves you money after only two visits to Imagination Station. Members of Imagination Station can:
• Explore the science center as often as you want.
• Gain access to special, members-only events and activities.
• Receive a discount to Science2GO! and Atomic Cafe.
To become a member, or to learn about our other great membership benefits, click here or call 419.244.2674 ext. 173.