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Field Trips

Field Trips are the best way to fully explore all that Imagination Station has to offer. Unfortunately, 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 you deliver in the classroom. Plus, all of our educational programming is aligned with state standards in both Ohio and Michigan - helping you meet grade-level requirements.

The best part is that students love to visit and they have so much fun they forget they're learning! 

2019-20 Field Trip & Program Guide


2019-20 Field Trip coverImagination Station is your partner in education, and we want to support your classroom instruction with a field trip or workshop delivered to your classroom, science activities, science resources and more!

We continuously review our offerings and respond to the changing science standards for teachers - providing new experiences for your students, and helping you deliver science concepts in a new way.

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Book Now!

Complete the Field Trip Reservation Form below to book your visit. A Reservation Specialist will process your request. You will receive an automated thank you, followed by an email containing your tentative invoice and our payment policy.

To check date availability, we recommend that you call a Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 250. We can help you pick a date that best fits your schedule, discuss your field trip options and answer any questions that you might have.

Take your students' 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.

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Field Trip Rates*

Lucas County Rate – $6
Non-Lucas County – $7

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

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.


If you must 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. Policy for cancellations is:

  • If it is prior to 2 weeks before your visit, you will receive a full refund.
  • If it is within 2 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 deposit at the time the reservation is made.

If a student is unable to attend a scheduled field trip that takes place and they have been paid for, discount passes for future visits to Imagination Station will be made available for those students. Refunds are not possible.


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.

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.