Imagination Station – Toledo, OH

Bri received free admission to the Imagination Station in Toledo in exchange for this promotional post.  All opinions are her own, your experience may differ.

I was so excited to take my girls (ages 6 and 4) down to
Toledo, Ohio for our first time to check out the Imagination Station.   The Imagination Station promises visitors of
every age a multi-sensory experience that’s as fun as it is educational.  About an hour from Canton it was a fairly decent drive to Toledo – although I would leave some extra time for parking which can be a little troublesome.  It was a quick wait to get in and through the
admissions.  There are a few add-ons for
admissions to check out such as special exhibits and the Simulator which can be found on the website or at the bottom of this post.
Upon entering, one of the coolest attractions we saw was the
High Wire Cycle that was 20 feet above ground! 
No one in our group did the cycle as my girls didn’t want to see their
Mama up there.    The BOYO is very cool
as well for kids to try – it’s a human Yo-Yo! 
One of the exhibits that our family enjoyed was the
‘Eat-It-Up’ section.  The girls loved
playing the Heart Rate Rally over and over again to see what their heart rate
was before and after they hit the lighted buttons.  While we were there, they were also doing a
science experiment with an egg and vinegar – turning it rubber!   Lots of fun activities to do in this
exhibit.
While we were waiting for the ‘Over the Edge’ Simulator (which was
awesome!)  we  played in the Energy-Factory.   Magnets are always fun and we loved checking
out the Energy Transfer turntable.  There
was a lot of competition with kids and their family members trying to get their
discs to stay upright the longest.  The girls Papa had a good time playing with the programmable robot arm.
The Water Works Exhibit was a highlight for our trip to the
Imagination Station.  I knew it would be
a hit with the girls, and their grandparents as well!  The Vortex Pool was fun to play with and showed
us that we could make our own whirlpool just like nature.  We all had a blast playing in the water and erosion tables.  You could spend hours in this section alone playing in the water.

We also loved checking out the Hurricane Chamber!  Where else can you feel what a Category 1
Hurricane feels like!  Definitely nothing
we experience here in Michigan. 

My personal favorite Exhibit was the Science Studio.  The experiment of the day was making a
landing space for an egg.  It was going
to be dropped through a tube at three varying heights to see if it landed
safely or if it broke.  You had to build
the landing space out of only six pieces of paper and masking tape.  My four year old did the experiment and our
egg did not break.  She was so excited to
write her name on the board!
We spent about 4 hours at the Imagination Station and weren’t able to
check everything out.  We will definitely
be going back again!    The Imagination
Station has a variety of Summer Events going on and you can find more
information at their website: http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/

Celebrate Father’s Day • June
16 – 21

Use your electrical engineering skills to harness the
power of electricity and make a papertronics card for Dad. Celebrate Father’s
Day on June 21 at Imagination Station, and dads get in FREE with paid child
admission!

4th of July Science • June 30 – July 5

Celebrate with 4th of July activities all week long,
and don’t miss our special 4th of July Science Demonstration on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday! 

Hero Day • July
18, 10am – 4pm 

Discover how Toledo-area emergency organizations use
science and technology to save lives and keep you safe! Meet local heroes,
explore emergency vehicles and try on safety gear.

Rocket Science • August
4 – 9

Trajectory, fuel and physics. Use Newton’s third law of
motion to propel objects high into the sky. The science of rockets is
about to blast off!

Water Rocket Challenge • August 8, 10am – 4pm & August 9, Noon – 4pm

Discover the engineer within. This exciting science
challenge gives kids of all ages the opportunity to design and build their own
rocket. 

Imagination Station • Open
Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day

Imagination Station, Toledo’s
Science Center, offers hundreds of interactive exhibits and demonstrations that
are as fun as they are educational. Ride the High Wire Cycle balanced 18
feet above the atrium, become a human yo-yo on the BOYO, trick your
brain in Mind Zone and explore the science center’s Leaning Worlds. There’s
even a special Learning World for our youngest explorers – Little KIDSPACE.

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