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Nerdy Derby 2019 - v2

Nerdy Derby

Saturday - Sunday, June 29 - 30

On your mark, get set ... derby!

Feel the need for speed? Or are you a “slow and steady wins the race?” Either strategy can make you a winner at Imagination Station's three-day derby racing event!

Bring your best engineering skills and automotive prowess to create a car and race it down an impressive 40-foot track. Winners will have the honor of being the slowest or fastest of the bunch. Oh, and don’t worry about the supplies – we’ll provide them! The only rule: there are no rules!

In the Tinkering Space Nerdy Derby

It's not a proper derby without the proper headgear! Design and decorate your own derby hat using any of the materials in our Tinkering Space. The fancier the better!

While you're here:

Summer of Speed: Start Your Engines!

  • Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019
Zoom, blast and whoosh into Imagination Station to explore the science of speed! Investigate how race cars and rockets, planes and people, boats and baseballs overcome the forces of friction and gravity to move so fast.

Gear up for a fast summer as you explore the physics of speed as you design, build and race a wind-powered sail car. Get a close-up look at a race car, then construct your own using PVC pipe or LEGO blocks. How fast will your creations go?

Learn how the some of the fastest drivers in racing keep their race cars zooming around the track as you meet professionals from Michigan International Speedway.

Saturday, June 1: 12:30pm & 2pm (weather permitting)
Check out a sport that takes advantage of Toledo’s amazing waterways with demonstrations from Toledo Rowing Club on the Maumee River.