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“A great place to spend 2 or 5 hours!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Imagination Station

Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH
+1 419-244-2674
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Ranked #10 of 30 Attractions in Toledo
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Make Imagination Station, Toledo's Science Center, your family's destination. In addition to your favorite exhibits and attractions, we always have something new. In 2014, a new simulator film, Over the Edge!, joined the High Wire Cycle, the BOYO, the Gravity Room, eight Learning Worlds and hundreds of interactive exhibits, activities and demonstrations!
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“A great place to spend 2 or 5 hours!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A great place to kids and adults! There are some height restrictions on certain exhibits, too bad for little kids but adults can have a go at pedalling a bicycle backward suspended high off the floor or the bungee cord that you have to hold on to.
Our little boys could get enough of the gravity room. They have a cafeteria on site. Prices are slightly on a high side. After doing a little calculation we opted for a whole pizza for 4 of us at around $13 compared to a slice at $3.50. The entrance fee was reasonable. We much prefer this than the one in Ann Arbor (smaller & expensive!).

Visited November 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Must See”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Another neat place to visit with kids. A lot of science related things to experience at Imagination Station. Plan to spend 3 or 4 hours when you are here.

Visited May 2013
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Barrie, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon this place by accident”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

While touring around Toledo, we happened upon Imagination Station. This place is great for the kiddies, and there is some fun stuff for the adults too. Lots of hands on and interactive activities. The hi-wire bicycle is super cool. Pretty inexpensive as well.

Visited May 2013
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Dearborn, MIchigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We planned a fun day trip to Imagination Station in Toledo today with our two school-age kids, 5 1/2 and 8. I had heard what a great place this was, and we were not disappointed. The staff at the admission desk was very friendly, helpful (thanks for the bandage!) and welcoming. We paid $70 to get into the Toronto Science Centre, so the $36 we paid for our family of four ($10/adult, $8/kid) seemed like a bargain. We saw the Grossology exhbit, played for a good 10 minutes on the giant marble run (uses pool balls instead of marbles), then headed off to the exhibits. We have been to the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Children's Museum and the Toronto Science Centre in the past year, and this museum was by far everyone's favorite. There are great activities for every age level-- toddlers to adults! My kids loved the water exhibit, the Roller Coaster simulator (costs extra, but WORTH IT), the engineering exhibit, the food/energy exhibit-- the two hours we spent there flew by and we still could have stayed longer. I wish we'd known that metered parking was free on weekends (didn't see any signs about this, but one of the museum workers told us this)-- that's my only complaint!
For parents who take note of these types of thing, the bathrooms were clean and well-stocked; there were helpful, friendly associates whenever we needed them; and there were hourly special live events (Spooky Science was one since it's the weekend before Halloween).
On the hour-long drive home, we couldn't decide which exhibit we liked best. They were all great in different ways. We are already planning our return visit!

Visited October 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Great museum for children of many ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My toddler had a great experience at this museum, and it's one that we'll be able to visit many times in the future because there are many exhibits for him to grow into.. We stopped here as a halfway point on a trip to allow my toddler time out of the car. He had a great time exploring the different toddler-friendly areas. We were there for a couple of hours and didn't run out of things to do. We'll definitely be back.

Visited October 2013
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