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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Complete the Field Trip Reservation Form below 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.
To check on date availability, we recommend that you call a Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 250 so that we can discuss all the options that we have available and answer any questions that you might have.
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.
April 14 – 21: Due to high traffic volumes during spring break, we will be limiting the size of group reservations to 250 visitors per day.
The Gizmo Pledge
Imagination Station asks all groups to know their schedule of activities and understand the following guidelines:
1. Children (up to and including grade 12) must stay with their assigned chaperones at all times.
2. Imagination Station is a gum and smoke free facility.
3. Group members must observe the Imagination Station speed limit of 3mph.
4. Please walk. Please enjoy your food in the Atomic Café or the designated location. Please no food or beverages on the exhibition floor.