About Imagination Station

Imagination Station, Toledo’s hands-on science center on the downtown riverfront, is a vital non-profit organization and an integral part of Toledo’s economic, educational and social landscape. Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of hundreds of hands-on exhibits, experiences, education and excitement that Imagination Station is inspiring future generations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers in northwest Ohio.

Mission

The mission of Imagination Station is to be a sustainable science center that inspires in children the wonder of science and technology, preparing them for lives and careers in our knowledge-based economy. Imagination Station employs their mission to impact:

  • Families - offering families an opportunity to learn together as a unit; exploring the science center, asking questions and sharing in the educational process, all while spending quality time together. 
  • Schools – serving as an extension of the classroom, offering teachers valuable, academically aligned exhibit guides to enhance their students’ visit. Additionally, Imagination Station offers a wealth of inquiry-based activities on their website for use in the classroom or at home.
  • Community – participating as a responsible steward of the northwest Ohio community. The science center actively participates in community growth opportunities and educational partnerships.

- Mission adopted January 2009

History

Toledo’s science center (formerly known as COSI Toledo), began operation in March 1997, welcoming more than 3 million visitors before closing its doors on December 31, 2007, due to financial challenges. After a successful levy campaign and win in the 2008 general election, the science center, renamed Imagination Station, opened to the public on October 10, 2009.  (Read more…)

Imagination Station will be closed Sunday, April 20th for Easter and open Monday, April 21 for Spring Break. Click here for hours and admission information.