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Nice place to spend an evening with your children. Laredo does not have enough places to do... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2015
Sandra D
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Laredo, Tx
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Visited the imaginarium recently with 4 children from a teenager to a toddler. They all had fun... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2014
MargGlz
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Laredo, Texas
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The museum is under new management and it shows. We miss the sand box in the summer and traveling exhibits from nationaly known science centers. Now it is much more of a children's museum without the science. Still there is a place for dramatic play and crafts to do. Best for kids 5 or 6 and under.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a pretty good little museum! Lots of opportunities for kids (and parents) to get creative as opposed to just pretend play. My kids and I created cars out of Legos and then raced them against other cars. We also made and decorated rockets using nothing but paper, tape, markers, and our imaginations, then we launched them inside a specially built cage inside the museum using a foot pump to propel our rockets. The goal was to hit targets way on top of the cage, and it was a blast trying to come up with the perfect rocket to achieve that.

I like how the museum staff gets creative in coming up with new exhibits using the limited resources at their disposal. We created chutes on a metal wall using PVC pipes glued to magnets, made designs and shapes using colored plastic on a light table, and created giant bubbles using metal rings and (probably) dish soap. Certain times of the year, they cart in a ton of sand and open up a huge sand play area right in the middle of the museum. As a mom, I hate it (j.k.), but my kids LOVE it.

For a time, my son's favorite display was a room that housed a model train collection that was supposedly donated by a local priest. Sadly, they've since removed that display (it's now a reptile room), but the museum is still tons of fun for kids and parents. There's always cool stuff to do, and on certain days, the staff and volunteers do neat crafty activities with the kids that don't cost extra. All in all, the Imaginarium is an unbelievably good value. I urge you to stop by, have some fun, and help support the museum.

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

A fun cross between a Children's Museum and a Science center. My kids aged 2 and 5 had a blast, but I saw kids up to about 5th or 6th grade having fun. Lots for parents to do together with their children. We will be back!

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Reviewed November 29, 2016
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed January 16, 2016
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Date of experience: December 2015
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