Imagination Station to Reopen to the Public

Modified hours and experiences are in place for the health and safety of visitors.

Dust off your lab coats and get ready to explore – Imagination Station is reopening its doors! Join us inside the science center on Friday, May 28, and experience amazing, in-person, hands-on science once again in a safe and responsible manner!

As an organization dedicated to science education, the health and well-being of our members, visitors and Team is the top priority. It is our mission to deliver science education to this community in many different ways. Whether you’re visiting us in person, taking part in a virtual workshop or choosing to privately rent space at Imagination Station, we want everyone to have peace of mind while discovering the wonders of science.

Here are some of the health and safety measures we’ve put in place.

  • The use of face masks at all times for visitors 5 and up and all Team members
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Social distancing practices
  • Comprehensive and consistent cleaning of high touch surfaces, spaces and exhibits
  • Temporary closure of some experiences where social distancing isn’t possible
  • Enhanced facility renovations including a technologically advanced HVAC system that uses ultraviolet light to kill and eliminate germs, viruses and bacteria and a UV-light water sanitizing system Water Works that helps inactivate microorganisms and destroy viruses without adding chemicals.

With the reopening of the science center comes the opening of the KeyBank Discovery Theater. The theater provides a fantastic opportunity for unique educational programming and enjoyment for all ages! The 58-foot screen offers an exciting and immersive experience for movie-goers and the technology behind it allows for film flexibility like 3D, live streams and so much more. Check out our premiere films here. Visitors will also notice a revamped concourse, a new location for our Science2Go gift shop complete with upscale and unique merchandise and a new Barry Bagels location with more square footage, more seating, extended hours and new menu items will open with the science center.

“We are excited to deliver in-person science education in a safe and careful way to our community once again,” Lori Hauser, CEO of Imagination Station said. “We worked hard during our closure to not only complete construction, but also to reimagine programs to meet the changing needs of our community. By creating new, virtual programs we were able to be a resource for students, parents and educators during an uncertain time.”

Imagination Station remains committed to making informal science education accessible to everyone, which is why virtual activities, programs and events will continue even after the doors open to the public. Families can still enjoy monthly Just Tinkering activities, book a virtual workshop or birthday party and even book small group rentals during the week. It is important to our Team that everyone feels comfortable exploring science.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!


             Hours:  Friday – 10 am to 5 pm

                          Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm

                          Sunday – noon to 5 pm.

                          SPECIAL Monday, May 31, 2021 – 10am to 5pm