Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible. There are 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!
Directed by: John Andosca of JPA Entertainment
Tues. – Sat.: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Give your little scientists a birthday to remember and celebrate with us!
Located at 1 Discovery Way, on the corner of Summit and Adams Streets in Toledo.
Make sure to visit Imagination Station’s gift shop for unique gifts!
Plan your visit! Make every visit to the science center different from the last.
A lunch selection, ranging from fresh salads to a cooked to order grill menu.
February: Explore the flow of current by testing simple, parallel and series circuits. With a few simple parts, students will make their own electronic greeting cards that light up.
Every Saturday & Sunday in February: Make your mark with a Blinky Badge when you put your new soldering skills to work!
February 20 – 26: This year, to celebrate National Engineering Week, we will be featuring Dowel Construction! Guests will use two tools; dowel rods & rubber bands for this architecture project.
Will you accept the challenge? Put your innovation skills to the test by building a newspaper structure that holds up a baseball.
March: Explore the beauty of science as you play with light and shadows. This open-ended activity allows for unlimited discovery as you learn more about how different colors of light interact
Every Saturday & Sunday in March: Design a creature to bring to life! You’ll learn how to use a motor to get your creature moving. Teach your critter to dance and doodle, slide and shake in a way that’s all your own.
March 14 - 19: This week is dedicated to our littlest scientists: kindergarten age and younger. Visit Imagination Station, and explore the age-appropriate, LEGOⓇ activities for our littlest audience.
LEGO bricks stimulate your children's natural curiosity and give your preschooler the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with one another.
April: Link everyday materials together and turn them into a creature that moves according to your specifications. Have fun while you learn about the components of simple machines and how they set the world around us into motion.
Every Saturday & Sunday in April: Our Think Tank Workshops have been overrun with LEGO bricks! Let your imagination run free and solve each of our Spring Break themed challenges. As the challenges increase in difficulty, your LEGO creations will increase in ingenuity.
May: It’s not just a box – it’s your very own new gaming contraption. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine.
Every Saturday & Sunday in May: Light up the room when you sew LED lights into a wearable that you’ve designed. Learn about circuits as you work with electrically conductive thread. The fashions you create are sure to make you shine!
June: Design and build your own simple machine. Learn the basics of mechanics, including gear ratios, cams and followers. Bring to life a mechanical machine that dances and twirls or jumps and shakes as you get to choreograph all your character’s moves.
Every Saturday & Sunday in June: Take vision to a new level by exploring the eye of a cow! Through dissection, you’ll examine the wonders of the cow’s interior eye. Walk away with an understanding of the difference between the vitreous humor and aqueous humor -- a new perspective on how we see the world around us.
For a family of four, a Family Membership saves you money after only two visits to Imagination Station.
Imagination Station is located at 1 Discovery Way at the corner of Summit and Adams Streets on the riverfront in downtown Toledo.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm