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Research shows that students interested in STEM fields by eighth grade are three times more likely to pursue them in college and beyond. Instead, by eighth grade, many area children are struggling in science: In Ohio, only 38% of Ohio's eighth graders are proficient in science, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). 
Even if a STEM career isn't part of someone's story, critical thinking, innovation and creativity are 21st century skills that can be applied to any career path, and they walk hand-in-hand with STEM education.

With the science center's model of providing informal science education in a safe and fun environment, along with hundreds of engaging exhibits, hands-on activities and outreach programs, we're working hard to narrow that gap and inspire a passion for STEM. 

Your donation will help us continue to provide informal science education that will spark a passion for the sciences and teach those critical 21st century skills. 

Read below why others have joined us in our mission, and then make a donation below! 

Dr. Rupali Chandarannual-fund-web-portraits-Rupali
Professor of Astronomy

"Many kids are graduating from high school with little understanding of how our world (and universe) work at a very basic level: atoms, light, forces, electricity and magnetism, etc. Science museums like Imagination Station help kids develop an intuitive grasp of basic concepts." 


Mother of Sutton, Lincoln and Aubree 

"Just being at Imagination Station has assisted my kids in their creativity and experience science at its best. My favorite part of is seeing how excited they are about the process of making something and their pride in the finished product." 

Can you believe the impact we’re making?

  • The science center has now welcomed over 1.5 million visitors! 
  • Since the Adopt-a-School program’s inception, 50,000 students have participated in or seen science concepts brought to life through hands-on, experiential learning.
  • Last year, more than 90,000 young children visited Imagination Station and participated in programs and exhibits designed especially for them.
  • Last year, Imagination Station hosted girls in third – eighth grades for Girl Power, a career day for girls with an interest in STEM to meet women in STEM fields. 
  • 15,000 children have participated in off-site workshops and science festivals.
  • Last summer, 400+ children enjoyed summer camp programs.
  • 33,000 viewers watch weekly TV Science Spots aired on 4 Toledo and Detroit channels.

Join us in our goal to help all children dream bigger! Donate today!  

Imagination Station is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are 100% tax deductible.