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Imagination Station

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Ashapy wrote a review Jan 2020
Baltimore, Maryland22 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I and our 2 boys aged 8 and 11 had an awesome time at this tiny museum while driving through North Carolina. We love to the $5 admission and there were 3 floors filled with interesting things. The top floor of history wasn't too exciting for the kids but we liked it and they loved the reptiles and the hands on activities downstairs. We had the whole museum to ourselves and it was an awesome day. I love finding little spots like this!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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waldentenn wrote a review Nov 2019
Signal Mountain, Tennessee699 contributions279 helpful votes
We are interested in history and geography, so were naturally attracted to a place called "The Museum of the Coastal Plain." We expected an exhibit on the local area history, geography, and demographics and instead were treated to one room full of old saws and hammers. Really. That was it. Hardly a regional history museum and one of the worst cases of false advertising we've come across. There are two other floors in this museum "complex" one filled with snakes and lizards in old glass cases and the other dark and purportedly a science museum but totally uninviting. The only good thing about this place is that it is in the old depression-era post office and federal building and we're glad it is being used and preserved. The admission fee of $5 plus tax would be totally fine if this was an average small city museum, which it ain't! In short, there is no reason to waste your time and money visiting here.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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oumom53 wrote a review Apr 2019
120 contributions50 helpful votes
We took our 6 yr. old grandson here and spent a couple hours. He didn't spend a lot of time on the 3rd floor where a new exhibit is being put together. It included lots of old tools which was of great interest to my husband, but not quite as much for the child. The second floor kept his attention much longer since there was a variety of live animals. He especially liked the bearded dragon and Jimmy, the 14 ft. long Burmese Python. He also enjoyed searching the enclosures to find the animals that were hiding or not as obvious due to their coloration. But he spent the most time on the first floor where there were a variety of exercise machines, a small climbing wall and a runway where he could test his running speed compared to various animals. Grandma got tired just watching him! We also got to see bees on a display where the could fly out a tube to outside and return to the honeycomb. An attendant helped us find the queen and told us there were over 7000 bees.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Brooke B, Manager at Imagination Station
Responded Apr 18, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience! I also have fun trying to find the animals when they're hiding out in their habitats. We are always working to find new ways of entertaining families. I hope you'll visit again soon to see what new wonders we have in store!
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Brent A wrote a review Feb 2019
23 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited Imagination Station on Sat 9 Feb 2019 with 24 college students. This is a worthwhile venue. You can get a complete tour in 60-75 minutes. The first floor has interactive science displays that youngsters will really like. The second floor is a zoo of interesting reptiles and amphibians--turtles, exotic lizards, and snakes--including the renowned Jimmy, a 14' python. Jimmy was visible during our visit, but he slept--folded up and motionless--the entire time. This building was once the county courthouse, so there is a courtroom that you can visit, too. Plead for the special tour on the fourth floor of the building (take the elevator). Two animals love this area because it is especially warm. You will see two adorable animals--a shy 6"-long hedgehog and a sugar glider from Australia / Indonesia. The guides are engaged, professional, and well informed. They know their animals. Buy an Imagination Station pencil (40 cents) at the front desk.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Brooke B, Manager at Imagination Station
Responded Mar 29, 2019
Dear BrentP603, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We strive to have something fun and educational for all ages, so I am especially excited to know your group of college students had such a great time! We look forward to seeing you all again. Who knows what wonders we'll have in store for you next time! Sincerely,
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johnnyquest111 wrote a review Jan 2019
Wilson, North Carolina469 contributions101 helpful votes
Everything there should be made of gold the amount of federal dollars this place sucks in...its like renaming 264 to interstate 795...Its the same old highway but as a interstate qualifies for federal money...Same with this station and whirrygig park...
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Brooke B, Manager at Imagination Station
Responded Mar 29, 2019
Dear Johhnyquest111, Thank you for taking time to visit our museum. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your experience. Although we've made many improvements over the last few years, there are many more we'd like to make. We are not federally funded. We are a private non-profit that works hard to provide entertaining and educational experiences for everyone. More than half of our funding comes from private donations by individuals, grants from private foundations, and operating income we earn. We receive less than half of our funding from grants we apply for through both state and local governments. Please be assured we will put your admission fee to good use! Please do visit us again the next time you're in town to see the improvements we've made! Sincerely,
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