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Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience at Imagination Station in Toledo

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If you are looking for a fun way to put your survival skills to the test, then you won’t want to miss the Imagination Station’s newest exhibit, Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience. Learn how to escape quicksand, survive an avalanche, pick a lock, or event fend off a shark.

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The newest traveling exhibit is based on the internationally best-selling book, Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Handbook. This HIGHLY interactive survival gymnasium will put visitors in weird, wacky but possible situations. With a 76,000-ball pit as its centerpiece, a horizontal climbing wall, a train car jump, lock picking challenges, upside-down tic-tac-toe and more—this experience immerses you in various challenges to build your survival smarts.  Please note the minimum heights for the ball pit is 42 inches.

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Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience

The temporary exhibit at the Imagination Station was a huge hit with my children (ages 6, 9, and 12). They all spent quite a lot of time in the ball pit area. Rosaleigh (age 12) and Carlyn (age 9) both enjoyed reading about how to survive specific situations.

Rosaleigh and I were both drawn to the lock picking station. Several locks and tools were on display. This section told us how the locks worked, but didn’t actually show us how to pick the lock. While the survival wheel did explain how to escape a variety of animal attacks.

Next to the ball pit, the train simulation (pictured above) was also very popular with the children. Children could practice jumping from one train car to the next. Some of the other fun learning opportunities included scaling a wall, a lie detector station, upside down tic-tac-toe, and a germ tunnel (ewwww).

Overall, we had an amazing time visiting the Imagination Station. Our family spent four hours at the museum, with about two hours exploring the Worst-Case Scenario exhibit space. The children were not ready to leave when the museum closed.

Imagination Station Hours and Admission

The Imagination Station is open Tuesdays thru Saturday from 10am until 5pm. Their Sunday hours are from 12pm until 5pm. Admission is just $15 for guests ages 13 to 64 and $13 for children ages 3 to 12.

The Imagination Station is located in downtown Toledo at 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, Ohio, 43604.

If you are looking for the most convenient access to Imagination Station, then consider parking at the Vistula Parking Garage. Use the underground tunnel to access Imagination Station. There are also many city-owned meter parking spots on the streets near the science center. Parking meters are free on holidays as well as on the weekends.

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Check out some of the other science centers we have visited including the Michigan Science Center in Detroit and the Orlando Science Center in Florida.

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.