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March into Spring Science at Imagination Station

TOLEDO: Visitors to Imagination Station in March of 2019 can compete in over-sized board games, explore the surface of the moon, investigate the connection between pop culture and science and create toys to enjoy this spring. From the littlest learner to the seasoned scientist, there’s something for everyone this month at Toledo’s science center.
 

Imagination Station hosts the following events in March:

Giant Twister and Pixel Play, Saturday and Sunday, March 2 – 3: Stretch and reach your way to a win in an over-sized version of the classic board game, Twister and create a masterpiece using the smallest unit of a digital image, the pixel. Visitors who wear polka dots will receive free admission to Popnology.

Little Scientists Week, Tuesday – Sunday, March 12 – 17: Your budding scientist will explore the wonders of space during this special week dedicated to the littlest learners. With their eyes on the stars, young astronomers-in-training will explore how moon craters are made, construct a paper rocket, make a cloud in a bottle and experiment with gravity.

Rewind to the 80’s, Saturday – Sunday, March 26 – 31: 1980’s pop culture and science collide in one totally radical week! Meet the Ghostbusters and have a photo taken with Star Wars characters, challenge friends in a super-sized game of Twister and pry apart a Rubik’s Cube to see what’s inside. Visitors can explore how gears work as they create a Spirograph work of art. Plus, those born in the 1980’s or dress in the decade’s most fashionable styles can visit the temporary exhibit, Popnology for free!

Mini Explorers Club, March 12 and 26, 2 – 3:30pm: Preschool children and their families are invited to learn about force, motion and simple machines as they build and test ramps. Investigate textured ramp surfaces and experiment to determine how far a car can jump by building unique ramps. Free with admission.

 Little Scientist Workshops, Thursdays, 11:30am: Little Scientist Workshops are a series of nine programs that encourage families with young children to investigate the world around them. This spring, explore solids, liquids and gases, investigate the food chain and learn about how the day turns to night. Registration required.

Think Tank Workshops — Kites, Saturdays at 2pm: Let’s go fly a kite! Visitors will learn about the science of flight and aerodynamic forces through the design and construction of a kite, then put their project and their piloting skills to the test in Festival Park. Registration required.

Tinkering Space — Balance Toys, All month: Precision is the name of the game as visitors design their own spinning top and other balancing toys in this free tinkering workshop. Kids and adults will investigate the physics behind various designs as they work to keep their toys from toppling! Tinkering Space activities are free with science center admission.

Popnology, sponsored by Pepsi Beverage Companies, Extended to April 28: Visit Imagination Station’s temporary exhibition before it departs the science center! Discover how pop culture and sci-fi inspired today’s technology and science. Popnology tickets are $4 for non-members and free for members, and are sold separately from admission to the science center.

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. All Lucas County residents receive a $1.50 discount and FREE Saturday admission for kids, 12 and under, with paid adult admission.
For more information, call 419.244.2674 or visit 
www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.

 

 

 
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