Theater Open Today: 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Science is for Everyone

We are committed to making Toledo's Science Center an inviting place for anyone to come and explore science. Accessibility for all visitors is a core value at Imagination Station. We are always working to make more accommodations possible for individuals with disabilities and those with language or cultural barriers. 

We continue to partner with area organizations to provide staff training and extended learning to ensure that we create welcoming and inclusive spaces for everyone visiting Imagination Station. If you have any specific questions or accommodation requests, please call us at 419-244-2674 and our wonderful team will assist you.


First Aid: A sharps container is available at our First Aid station located behind the Visitor Service desk

Service Animals: Only trained service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed at Imagination Station, provided that the animals remain properly leashed and controlled. Pets are not allowed. 
Note: Be mindful that the Pepper's Ghost exhibit, located at the entrance of MindZone, barks and growls which may be upsetting to service animals

Quiet Space: Imagination Station has a dedicated space in Little KidSpace that anyone is welcome to use when playtime and learning become a little too much. You'll find the Quiet Room near the entrance of Little KidSpace. 

Seating: There are benches and other seating options available throughout the science center

Elevator: The elevator is located in the atrium on both the upper and lower levels of the science center


Imagination Station hosts Sensory Friendly Hours every third Sunday of the month from 10am-noon.*

  • The KeyBank Discovery Theater has two sensory-friendly showtimes for 3D Films: every Tuesday at 4:15pm and every Sunday at 12:30pm. The lights stay on and the volume is turned down during these showings
  • We have a calming room available 
  • Noise-reducing headphones and earplugs are available 
  • Kulture City sensory-friendly bags for both adults and children that include headphones, fidget spinners and social storyboards
  • Sensory environment map
  • Weighted lap pad

*There will be no sensory-friendly hours held during the months of September 2024 and April 2025.

Important notes: 

  • Click here for a free social story available on Kulture City's website and app
  • MindZone contains several exhibits with strobe lights, loud sounds, optical illusions and other potential sensory triggers
  • Grow U's "Farm 101" station has animatronic characters that begin talking as soon as you enter the room
  • Many of the science center's exhibits are hands-on and may incorporate tactile elements such as differing temperatures, water and sand
  • Extreme Science Demonstrations take place in the Extreme Science Theater on the lower level throughout the day and may include loud noises and bright flashes of light 
  • The KeyBank Discovery Theater has a state-of-the-art sound system that may be intense for people with sensory sensitivities. Noise-canceling headphones are available at Visitor Service 


  • Imagination Station has a multilingual website available with Google Translate
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Tinkering Takeover Outreach materials are available including rack cards, posters and activity sheets
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Mini Explorers materials are available for parents including activity guides
  • Bilingual (Spanish) materials are available at Visitor Service
  • Spanish-speaking manager on staff
  • We are committed to staffing interpreters at our outreach programs and for translation
  • We are committed to having community conversations to understand how to better serve all members of our community


  • Imagination Station has additional ADA-compliant parking at the front entrance 
  • Imagination Station has wheelchair-accessible seating and companion seats in the KeyBank Discovery Theater
  • Accessible restrooms are located throughout the building 
  • Wheelchairs are available and free to use during visits to the science center


  • Imagination Station has braille signage at all bathrooms 
  • Large print maps are available at Visitor Service 
  • The KeyBank Discovery Theater provides audio descriptions for films whose producers have provided audio encoding via a Fidelio device


  • Assisted listening and closed captioning devices are available for use in the KeyBank Discovery Theater for films whose producers have provided the necessary coding

Family Friendly: 

  • Family bathrooms are located on the Lower Level, Upper Level and in Little KidSpace
  • Nursing and quiet rooms are available 
  • Diaper stations are available
  • Strollers are available to rent for free