Join us as we gaze upon the night sky inside our portable planetarium, STARLAB. Discover the summer constellations and their Greek origins while learning how scientists study the infinite sky above.
July 16 – 21
In the spirit of the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament, we are exploring the science of golf!
June 8, 12-4pm
Allow your creativity to flourish as you create your own innovation that addresses the tagline ‘See a Need, Fill a Need’.
June 11- August 8
We will be hosting 5 workshops, based on the best- selling book Grossology at the Lucas County Public Librarys’. Learn more here.
The Toledo Zoo will be here. Join us as they talk about digestion and animal poo!
June 21 & 22
Join “Her Grossness” as she teaches you how to make wounds, sneezes and barf. After the show, get your Grossology book signed!
Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at our FREE Grossology Workshop.
Now through April 7
Purchase or renew an Imagination Station membership between March 23-April 7, 2013 and be automatically* entered to win a Kindle Fire HD.
Imagination Station’s annual fundraiser infuses the science of taste and sound into one unforgettable evening.
Celebrate Earth Day with an earth friendly activity that’s fun for the whole family.
Mud Hen’s opening day is here and we’re celebrating with the science of baseball.
Discover the engineer within… This exciting science challenge gives kids of all ages the opportunity to design and build their own rocket.
Protect your egg from cracking as you drop it from a balcony.
We will be celebrating Independence day “science style”, 10am – 5pm.
May 16, 6-8pm
Members, be the first to explore our new traveling exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body during this sneak preview.
February 8-10, 2013
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re sinking our teeth into the delicious world of sugar. Sponsored by Meijer
We will be closed on December 24th & 25th in celebration of the Christmas holiday.
We will be open from noon – 5pm and when the kids come with their dad, he gets in FREE!
We are currently closed for our annual cleaning but we still want to celebrate Grandparents day, purchase a Grandparents Membership today, online only and receive $10 off a Grandparent’s Membership.*
Now – January 6, 2013
Submit your Elmo Coloring Sheet and enter to WIN a Family Membership and a Meet and Greet with Elmo!
November 17-18 & November 24-25
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to be at Imagination Station to say hello to all of our visitors.
December 8, 11am – 4pm
Join us in making your own sweet holiday house with a variety of edible supplies.
December 15 & 22, 10am – 1pm
Leave the kids with us as you take care of all your holiday shopping with two exciting holiday workshops
December 6, 2012, 6-8pm
Come dressed in your pjs for a cozy evening of cookies & cocoa with the big guy himself, Santa Claus. RSVP today!
Now – November 30, 2012
Visit any of the participating Wendy’s locations and enter to win a meet and greet with Elmo!
Official Rules Win a Chance to Meet & Greet Elmo at Wendy’s! OFFICIAL RULES1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, Win a Chance to [...]
December 1, 11am – 4pm & December 2, 1 – 4pm
Taught by Artist, Mary Gaynier, create your own Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) snowflakes and take them home to decorate for the holidays.
October 25 – 28, 2012 at the Huntington Center Thursday, October 25 – 7:00pm Friday, October 26 – 7:00pm Saturday, October 27 – 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 7:00pm Sunday, October 28 – 1:00pm and 5:00pm Ticket Prices: $14 $19 $35 VIP $65 Circus Celebrity About the Show Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS is [...]
It’s Gizmo’s 4th Birthday!
March 23 – April 7
Spring into Imagination Station as we explore the science of eggs. Learn about density, pressure and chemistry in a variety of EGGciting, hands-on EGGtivities.
May 18 – September 2
Sometimes it’s stinky. Sometimes it’s crusty. Sometimes it’s slimy. Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Learn how your nose functions, why you burp and even match body odors to where they come from on your body.
November 5 – 9
Experience things you can’t replicate in the classroom as we celebrate the wonders of chemistry at Imagination Station.
April 13 – 21
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle… the Imagination Station way! Find new uses for old items and earn your ‘green’ thumb digging in our unconventional garden.
November 23 – January 5
Put Imagination Station on your family’s ‘must do’ list this holiday season and discover how ‘cool’ science can be! Frostology will explore the slippery science of snow, make engineers out of elves and masterpieces from paper. There’s something for everyone at Imagination Station this holiday. Come down and explore the science of the season.
Celebrate Labor Day at Imagination Station Open Monday, September 3, 2012 10am – 5pm Looking for something to do with your preschooler that’s fun and engaging? Little Scientist Workshops This program series encourages families with young children, ages 3-5, to investigate the world around them through hands-on activities and exploration. This program is [...]
September 3 – September 23
We will be closed for annual cleaning and maintenance.
Farm Fest 2012 Extended through August 5! Imagination Station has brought the farm to downtown Toledo for Farm Fest, an event to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. If you’re looking to give your kids a ‘down on the farm’ experience but can’t make it out to the country, Farm Fest will [...]
Calling all ghouls, goblins, sorcerers and skeletons for a wicked member event! Gather your zombie family for a haunting evening filled with special activities and demonstrations that’ll trick your eyes and treat your mind!
October 1 – 31
Calling all ghouls and goblins for a hair raising, bone chilling, spine tingling science event like no other.
August 21-26, 2012 Join Imagination Station in celebrating those who protect us from sea to shining sea as we celebrate Navy Week! Did you know that the Navy trains sailors to do dozens of jobs that are considered both traditional and non-traditional military occupations? From air craft controllers, mechanics, electricians and minemen to chefs, dentists, [...]
Celebrate Labor day at Imagination Station!
July 26-29 With the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place this July, Imagination Station is hosting Go for the Au! The Science of the Olympics July 26-29 (weather permitting). (By the way, Au=Gold). Put on your running shoes and be ready to compete. We’ll feature the 30-meter dash, long jump, vertical jump, throwing accuracy test and timed [...]
April 26 – 28
Sesame Street Live – “Elmo Makes Music” is coming to the SeaGate Centre! Learn more about the show and how you can win tickets.
September 1, 2012 10am-5pm We’re inviting teachers and their families to visit Imagination Station and experience our 2 new exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and familiarize themselves with our educator resources to make the most of their upcoming class field trips. Free Admission Explore Imagination Station with your family. Raffle Drawings Enter to win discounts on some [...]
April 21 & 22 Imagination Station will feature earth friendly activities in Science Studio the weekend of Earth Day, April 21 & 22. Plant a seed inside an egg, learn about the germination process and see what else you can do to help the Earth. Earth Day History Earth Day is a name used for [...]
Imagination Station is celebrating Moms on their special day. We will be open from 12pm-5pm and when the kids come with her, Mom gets in FREE*!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 10am-5pm Imagination Station is excited to be hosting Healthy Kids Day with the YMCA. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow, but sometimes when the school year ends, so does a child’s exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind. Healthy Kids Day will [...]
We are open Monday, April 9, 2012 for Spring Break! Imagination Station will be open regular hours 10am-5pm. Something new every time you visit! Check out EGGstreme Science, Mindbender Mansion and Eat It Up! Regular Hours of Operation.
Presented by: Welcome to Grow U, an interactive exhibition that celebrates the world of agriculture and farming! FARM 101: Know It to Grow It Take your farm knowhow to a whole new level and be the next contestant on FARM 101: Know It to Grow It! This interactive game show takes you on an entertaining [...]
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Imagination Station will be open from 10am-5pm.
April 3-22, 2012 The Showcase of the Arts, sponsored by the Toledo Symphony League, will be on display at the science center through April 22, 2012. Students from Kindergarten through high school were asked to produce poetry/prose, musical compositions, or mixed medium two-dimensional artwork that they were inspired to create after listening to a series of [...]
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2012 In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll make all of our really cool science stuff GREEN! AND… Did you know that a Guinness Book of World Records sport cup stacker record holder lives right here in Toledo? Meet Mason Langenderfer, a 6th grader at Ottawa Hills Elementary School. [...]
Answer this word puzzle to help you on your quest to win a Kindle Fire! Update: Did you find bonus clue #1 particularly challenging? You weren’t alone. A technical glitch made the clue not only incredibly challenging, but impossible. We apologize for the error, but if you enter the word now you’ll get the correct [...]
February 17 & 18, 2012 at the Huntington Center Feb. 17, 7:30pm Feb. 18, 7:30pm Cliffhangers. Sterilizers. Tsunamis. Hart Attacks. These may sounds like accidents waiting to happen, but in reality, they’re some of the most astounding tricks you’ll ever see. In this Freestyle Motocross tour, the name of the game is “anything goes” in [...]
Please RSVP below for the Grow U Grand Opening event Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:30am Continental Breakfast Reception 10:00am Ribbon Cutting Imagination Station is located at 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604 Complimentary valet parking will be available at our main entrance on Summit Street. If you have any questions, please call Anna Kolin at 419.244.2674 [...]
February 29, 2012 What are you doing with your extra 24 hours? Leap Year doesn’t come around often, so make sure to do to it up big by coming in and sharing the day with us. It is a science day after all. It’s basis is in the planetary rotation, which means that inherently it’s [...]
In honor of our traveling exhibition Mindbender Mansion, we featured a series of puzzles designed to exercise your mind and entertain your brain! One puzzle lead to the next with bonus clues along the way. All answers helped to solve the final puzzle. All participants that correctly answered the final puzzle were entered to WIN A [...]
Now through August 5, 2012 Imagination Station brings the farm to downtown Toledo for Farm Fest, an event to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. If you’re looking to give your kids a ‘down on the farm’ experience but can’t make it out to the country, Farm Fest will offer you an opportunity [...]
March 31-April 29, 2012 Spring into Imagination Station for EGGciting, EGGcentric activities for the entire month of April. EGGciting activities in Science Studio throughout the month will include: Cook eggs in liquid nitrogen Push an egg into a jar Soak eggs in vinegar and watch how they progress every day Squeeze an egg without breaking [...]
February 20-25 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of National Engineers Week. Help us celebrate as we Think It. Build It. Test It… Do It Again! Explore the engineering design process and discover that creativity and imagination are essential skills for an engineer. One step inside Engineer It!, our learning world dedicated to the engineer within [...]
Prep4Ed January 17 4-5:30pm We offer this quarterly Open House for all teachers committed to bringing their students to Imagination Station. This program will empower you with inside knowledge of the exhibits and familiarize you with all our educator resources. Chaperones are welcome! For more information or to reserve today, please call 419.244.2674.
Imagination Station will be open on Martin Luther King Day! Monday, January 16 10am-5pm Here’s a little background information about this federal holiday… Background Martin Luther King was an important civil rights activist. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the “I [...]
January 26 6-8pm Be the first to experience this fun and bewildering traveling exhibit for kids of all ages! Enter a puzzling world full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Be the first to UNLQ TH3 PU22L3 and become a [...]
January 28 – April 29, 2012 Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy challenging their minds as they try to master each of [...]
January 13 – 15 Sid and his friends explore new things and make lots of discoveries. During Imagination Station’s Little Scientists Week… you can too! Bring your children in to meet Sid and start discovering today! Sid the Science Kid will be making appearances throughout the weekend of Little Scientist Week. Bring your preschoolers out [...]
Friday, January 13 at 11am – SOLD OUT Saturday, January 14 at 11am – SOLD OUT Families with children age 3-8 years old, are invited to participate in a special Sid the Science Kid Family Workshop. This hands-on science investigation is a great way for families to learn together. Watch Sid the Science Kid episodes [...]
Members, enter to win a Family 4 Pack to Disney on Ice- 100 Years of Magic.
Imagination Station’s Holiday Hours of Operation Those different than our normal schedule are in BOLD. Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24 – CLOSED Christmas – Sunday, December 25 – CLOSED Monday, December 26 – OPEN (10am-5pm) Tuesday, December 27 – OPEN (10am-5pm) Wednesday, December 28 – OPEN (10am-5pm) Thursday, December 29 – OPEN (10am-5pm) Friday, December [...]
Saturday, December 17 11am-4pm Penta Career Center Culinary students, the talented creators of the giant gingerbread castle and the gingerbread houses, will be on hand helping kids create mini versions of gingerbread houses made out of graham crackers, royal frosting and candy. This holiday favorite is sure to get families inspired for holiday fun!
Members Only Event Thursday, December 8, 2011 6-8pm Due to the popular demand of this event it is SOLD OUT. Sorry for the inconvenience. Come dressed in your pjs for a cozy evening of cookies and cocoa with Santa Claus! Enjoy storytime with Claus and visit as he roams around the science center saying hello. [...]
Saturday, December 10 11am-4pm Ambassadors from The Toledo Zoo will be visiting the science center with biofacts and a few animals, of course, to see and touch. It’ll be a ferocious good time, so come out and learn about the science that happens at the Zoo. Also check out all of the “cool” science activities [...]
The beautiful cut-paper artistry of Dr. Thomas Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake, will be on display at Imagination Station through January 2, 2012. Join us in Science Studio throughout the holiday season and try your hand at creating a snowflake of your own. A series of Dr. Snowflake’s books are available for purchase in Science2GO! and [...]
Now – January 2 Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House. Culinary students from Penta Career Center have designed and built a gingerbread village, reflecting the quintessential nature of the season while showcasing delicate details and unique craftsmanship. Every time you look at it, you’ll see something new. Featuring over 40 beautiful constructions, true candy connoisseurs [...]
In celebration of two fantastic years of science, the team at Imagination Station has made their musical debut.
Friday, October 28th 11:00am Imagination Station is excited to be welcoming clowns from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus to be guest demonstrators during our Combustion Demonstration. We’ll be putting them to work (or having fun) alongside our scientists! Be entertained by their frivolity and have your photos taken with them. We hear there [...]
October 7-9th Friday & Saturday – 10am-4pm Sunday – Noon-5pm The Mobile Learning Adventure will be at Imagination Station on Friday October 7th – Sunday, October 9th. The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), is helping children in Toledo, Ohio explore their career dreams while [...]
Camp-In is an overnight program designed to inspire boys and girls in grades 2nd-7th and their accompanying adults to discover science in an entertaining, educational and interactive overnight adventure. Imagination Station invites you to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test [...]
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attack on the U.S., Imagination Station would like to say a special thank you to all the men and women who keep us safe. We are proudly offering free admission to all police, firefighters, EMT’s and military personnel when they show their professional ID. BODIES [...]
Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2011, Imagination Station is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm. ADMISSION: Big Kids (13-64) $9.00 Kids (3-12) $7.00 Seniors (65+) $8.00 Kids 2 & under FREE Members FREE
September 24 11am-4pm Imagination Station has commissioned the talented students at Toledo School for the Arts to design and create several rain barrels to be used within the science center. We have an old building that sometimes leaks, so when the rain barrels are all finished, they’ll be thoughtfully placed within the science center on rainy [...]
January 10-15, 2012 Attention Parents and Preschool & Kindergarten Teachers! Mark your calendars for Little Scientists Week! This special “Sid the Science Kid” themed week is dedicated to our littlest scientists, kindergarten age and younger! Watch your students come to life as they journal their way into discovering the scientist inside with special hands-on inquiry-based [...]
October 22 & 23, 29 & 30 2011 Calling all ghouls and goblins for a hair raising, bone chilling, spine tingling science event like no other. Spooky Science will be filled with self-carving pumpkins, whispy ghosts, boo bubbles, magic potions, ooey gooey slime, and many more spooky illusions all scientifically mastered to put the scare [...]
River Kids is a celebration of healthy living focused on the family. Take part in an obstacle course and physical activities, delicious healthy food demonstrations and activities to inspire families to get fit together. Representatives from some of Toledo’s most family friendly places, including health professionals, will be on hand to answer questions about getting and staying [...]
A sampling of our chemically inspired signature spirits featured at the BASH. Sweet Science 1 1/2 oz Scotch Whisky 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice 1/4 oz Drambuie Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain into a cocktail glass. Beakers Blue 1 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur 1 oz Bicardi Limon Rum 1 oz Triple [...]
Imagination Station will be open: Saturday, July 2nd – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, July 3rd – Noon-5:00pm Monday, July 4th - 10:00am – 5:00pm We’ll be celebrating the 4th of July holiday, “science style“, by shooting off rockets (Alka-Seltzer & water, of course) and exploring the colors of fireworks all weekend long. Gizmo Spotting Facebook Challenge! You might [...]
BODIES REVEALED – This Exhibition is no longer touring at Imagination Station Imagination Station hosted Bodies Revealed from May 2011 – December 4, 2011 Real Human Specimens, Meticulously Prepared and Respectfully Displayed BODIES REVEALED lets visitors of all ages explore deep within the human body in a way that informs but doesn’t overwhelm. As the [...]
April 1-30, 2011 Spring into Imagination Station for EGGciting, EGGcentric activities for the entire month of April. It’s the perfect time to check out our newest EGGxhibits, the BIG DIG and Engineer IT! OPEN 7 days a week in April! Spring Break is here and we have tons of activities to keep you busy! In [...]
Purchase a Large Pizza March 14th – 21st and The Oasis will donate 10% to Imagination Station! While the number Pi may go on forever this promotion is for a limited time, so be sure to stop by either Oasis location to support The Imagination Station! Some Facts about Pi Pi goes on forever – [...]
Back by Popular Demand The BIG DIG is a mammoth exhibit stretching over 6,000 square feet, filled with tons and tons of prehistoric fun! Visitors will have a chance to excavate their way through piles of shale, from right here in Northwest Ohio, in search of fossils that they can take home. Learn how to [...]
Monday, February 21, 2011 We will be open from 10am-5pm. Since the kids are off of school, bring them to Imagination Station where they’ll keep learning even while they are having fun. We’ll be kicking off Engineering Week with cool activities all day long.
February 21-27, 2011 With the opening of our new learning world, Engineer IT!, we are excited to be celebrating National Engineers Week with special activities all week long in Science Studio. Build bridges out of spaghetti and test their strength, build domes from gum drops and toothpicks, discover balloons that neither float or sink, build [...]
Design a Newspaper Tower Saturday, August 13, 2011 10am-5pm Visitors are invited to participate in this Engineering Challenge, brought to us by The Blade. Teams must build an 18-inch tall tower constructed solely from newspaper and tape that must support the weight of an ordinary baseball. Once completed, the tower must ‘Pass the Test’ – [...]
The supercross stars of tomorrow can be found today in the AMA Arenacross Series. As the official feeder system for supercross, arenacross attracts the best up-and-coming riders in the world, all set to prove that they can make it to the top tier of the sport. Staged in intimate arena settings, arenacross tracks are among [...]
2011 Pedometer Challenge Attention Teachers: We’re asking your class to participate in a pedometer challenge, by walking to Cape Canaveral, Florida. That’s just 1,112 miles (or for a classroom of 25 students, that’s only 44.5 miles each.) Please have your students track how far they walk each day using the pedometer provided to them and [...]
Farm Fest March 22-27, 2011 Imagination Station brings the farm to downtown Toledo for Farm Fest, a weeklong event to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. Throughout the week visitors can: Milk a life-size fiberglass cow Learn about soil by getting up close with a giant interactive worm Pedal a mini tractor [...]
Winners of The Showcase of the Arts, sponsored by the Toledo Symphony League, will be on display at the science center through April 25, 2010. Students from Kindergarten through high school were asked to produce poetry/prose, musical compositions, or mixed medium two-dimensional artwork that they were inspired to create after listening to a series of [...]