Kick-Off Summer with Science at Imagination Station

Beat the heat with cool exhibitions, 3D movies and so much more at Toledo’s Science Center. Whether you want to kick back in the KeyBank Discovery Theater, harness your creativity in Tinkering Space or check out an Extreme Science show, we’ve got something for everyone.



June 25 | 7pm-11pm

The best party in town has a long list of exciting experiences waiting for YOU. Live bands, food samplings from area restaurants, Flair bartenders, strolling science and so much more will dazzle your taste buds and your minds. PLUS, this year, we’re expanding and taking some of the fun outdoors.


Join us and 900 of your closest friend and let’s have a BLAST!


Proceeds from The BASH are used to provide hands-on science education to our community and help support Imagination Station’s vision to extend well beyond the science center walls and inspire innovation, equip visitors with valuable life skills and prepare our community for our knowledge-based economy.


Tickets are on sale now.


Summer of STEAM


Join us this summer for fun, hands-on science in a neighborhood near you! In partnership with the city of Toledo, Imagination Station will hit the road all summer long bringing slime, rockets and HUGE bubbles to unlock curiosity and keep minds active during break. Summer of STEAM will also connect kids and families with other amazing resources in locations that are convenient for them.


Stop by and see what we can do with SCIENCE!

June 13 – McClinton Nunn Homes/Tabernacle – Slime

June 15 – Ravine Park Village – Slime

June 20 – Elmdale – Slime

June 22 – Weiler Homes – Slime

June 29 – McClinton Nunn Homes/Tabernacle – Alka Seltzer Rockets

June 30 – Ravine Park Village – Alka Seltzer Rockets

Summer Camp Begins!

Spots are still available for June camps

Pirate-ology – Ages 6-8

June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24

ARRR you ready for an adventure? Come aboard and explore the science that allowed pirates to sail the seven seas. Bravely seek the treasure of the old salty sea dog, Captain Gizmo, and experiment with code-breaking, ship design, weather and navigation.


Make. Code. Create. – Ages 9-13

June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24

Have you ever wondered how exhibits are developed? During a week full of fun, campers will discover circuitry, MAKE moving parts and CODE robots and Microbits. Then they will use everything they learned to CREATE an exhibit prototype.


Register online.


Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

Opens June 15 | KeyBank Discovery Theater

Explore the changing environment of the bottom of the world in Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D. In ancient times, dinosaurs and other creatures roamed freely in a lush landscape and today, the continent holds evidence of that world, frozen beneath the snow and ice. As the climate changes again, melting Antarctic ice is allowing scientists to discover the remains of the past. Meet new dinosaurs and the scientists on a mission to find them.


Star Trek: A New Beginning (2009)

June 16 | KeyBank Discovery Theater

A novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and a Vulcan named Spock (Zachary Quinto) must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.


Buy tickets online.


Game Changers

Through Labor Day

Game Changers, the newest traveling exhibition at Imagination Station will be here all summer long. Discover what it takes to design a game, from music to graphics and play some of your favorites. It’s fun for the entire family.


Tinkering Space: Boat Building

All month

Visitors of all ages can put their science, math, creativity and problem-solving skills to the test as they design and build a boat. Shipwrights will experiment with buoyancy and propulsion as they craft a vessel worthy of the stormiest seas.


All Lucas County residents receive a $2 discount and FREE Saturday admission for kids, 12 and under, with paid adult admission. For more information, please call 419.244.2674 or visit

Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.