Swinging Girl

Field Trips

Field Trips are the best way to fully explore all that Imagination Station has to offer. All of our educational programming is aligned with state standards in both Ohio and Michigan. Schools don’t often have the flexibility of time, equipment and/or consumables to facilitate hands-on experiments in the classroom. That’s where Imagination Station comes in. Our merging of educational styles, formal and informal  helps to drive home the concepts that teachers are teaching inside the classroom. The best part is that students love to visit, so we are a welcome escape from the classroom for both students and teachers. Shhh…don’t tell your students, but by the time they leave Imagination Station, they’ll have learned something and had fun in the process!

2016-17 Field Trip & Program Guide

2016 Field Trip & Program Guide

Take a load off and let Imagination Station make teaching science stress free with a field trip, a workshop delivered to your classroom, science activities, science resources and more! We are constantly adding new experiences for your students in an effort to respond to the changing science standards for teachers.

Download here>>

Quick Links

Field Trip Rates
Book Your Field Trip
Reservation Requirements
Payment Options
Cancellations
Frequently Asked Questions about Field Trips

Field Trip Rates*

Lucas County Rate – $6.00
Non-Lucas County – $6.50

Certified Teachers – FREE with proper ID
*County is determined by site location

Take your student's learning to another level inside the Think Tank!

Student Cost: $5 per participant (Minimum of 15 students per session, maximum of 30.)

Our 45-minute Think Tank Workshops address specific content that can be difficult to teach in the classroom.

Dissect a cow's eye, create an electronic greeting card and get hands-on with the life cycle. These workshops offer structured curriculum during your field trip. 

Reserve for your next field trip!

Add a Think Tank workshop to your next field trip below or call our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 today to find out how to meet your students' learning goals during one of our exciting workshops. We guarantee it will be the highlight of your visit!

*Field trip pricing is not included. Registration is required for each participant.

Learn more>>

Payment Options

Credit Card - Payment may be made over the phone. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. The deposit should be made as soon as possible after receiving the tentative invoice to secure your date.

Check - Please mail to Imagination Station/1 Discovery Way/ Toledo, OH 43604 Attention: Reservations. Please provide copy of invoice. The deposit should be made as soon as possible after receiving the tentative invoice to secure your date.

Purchase Orders - Must be an approved, signed purchase order for the full amount. Please provide invoice number, school/group name and date of visit. Must be faxed to Imagination Station as soon as possible after receiving the tentative invoice to secure your date to 419.255.2674, Attention: Reservations. 

If bringing a check with you the day of your trip, we will issue passes for any over payments. Refunds are not possible.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel a reservation, you must call and talk to a Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 250, and you will be given a cancellation number. Our refund policy for cancellations is:

  • If it is prior to two weeks before your visit, you will receive a full refund.
  • If it is within two weeks of your visit, your 10% deposit will be forfeited.

If you do not cancel with our Reservation Specialist and have not been given a cancellation number, the next time you or your group/school calls to reserve, you/they’ll be required to pay the 10% deposit at the time the reservation is made.

If students are unable to attend on the day of your scheduled field trip, admission passes for future visits to Imagination Station will be issued for those prepaid students. Refunds are not possible.

Book Now!

To check on date availability, we recommend that you call a Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 so that we can offer you all the options that we have available and answer any questions that you might have.

Please complete the Online Field Trip Reservation Form and a Reservation Specialist will process your request. You will receive an automated thank you and an email containing your tentative invoice and our payment policy. You can also download the Field Trip Reservation Form and fax it to 419.255.2674, Attention: Reservations.

Blackout Dates & Restrictions

In addition to the dates listed below, Imagination Station closes for annual fall cleaning for a few weeks in September. Please check our Hours & Admission page for the dates we are open.

  • December 20 – 31, 2016: Due to high traffic volumes during the holidays, we will be limiting the size of group reservations to 250 visitors per day.
  • March 14 – 19, 2017: This week is Little Scientists Week. We will only be accepting reservations for Kindergarten groups and younger.
  • April 14 – 21, 2017: Due to high traffic volumes during spring break, we will be limiting the size of group reservations to 250 visitors per day.

Reservation Requirements*

  • Groups must consist of at least 15 paying visitors, certified teachers excluded.
  • All groups must register at least two weeks before your trip.
  • Groups must meet the required 7:1 ratio of children to adult chaperones. Chaperones must be 18 years or older and no longer in high school. If the required ratio is not met on the day of your visit, you will be charged a $10 per chaperone shortage fee.
  • After making your reservation, you will receive a tentative invoice via email. Either a 10% deposit or a signed purchase order for the full amount is required to lock and hold your date in our system. Please provide our payment policy along with your invoice when submitting to your finance department. Final payment is due upon check in. It must be in the form of check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover).
  • If anyone in your group is using their Imagination Station membership, we must be provided with the name on the membership card along with their membership number at least two weeks before your trip. Also, you will need to specify how many children and/or adults will be using each membership.
  • Reserved groups may bring brown-bagged lunches. Your confirmation packet will provide you with your scheduled 25 minute lunch time. This packet will be mailed no later than two weeks before your scheduled trip.