Imagination Station to reopen to the public May 28

Press Staff Writer

        Dust off your lab coats and get ready to explore – Imagination Station is reopening its doors on Friday, May 28, offering amazing, in-person, hands-on science once again in a safe and responsible manner.
        With the health and well-being of members, visitors and team members in the forefront, the science center’s mission is to deliver science education to this community in many different ways, including in person and through virtual workshops.
        Health and safety measures in place for the reopening include:
        • The use of face masks at all times for visitors age 5 and up and all team members;
        • Hand sanitizing stations;
        • Social distancing practices;
        • Comprehensive and consistent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, spaces and exhibits;
        • Temporary closure of some experiences where social distancing isn't possible.
        • Enhanced facility renovations including a technologically advanced HVAC system that uses ultraviolet light to kill and eliminate germs, viruses and bacteria and a UV-light water sanitizing system Water Works that helps inactivate microorganisms and destroy viruses without adding chemicals.
      With the reopening of the science center comes the opening of the KeyBank Discovery Theater. The theater provides a unique opportunity for unique educational programming and enjoyment for all ages. The 58-foot screen offers an engaging and immersive experience for movie-goers and the technology behind it allows for film flexibility like 3D, live streams and more.
        Visitors will also find a revamped concourse, a relocated Science2Go gift shop and a new Barry Bagels location with more square footage, more seating, extended hours and new menu items.
      “We are excited to deliver in-person science education in a safe and careful way to our community once again,” Lori Hauser, CEO of Imagination Station said. “We worked hard during our closure to not only complete construction, but also to reimagine programs to meet the changing needs of our community. By creating new, virtual programs we were able to be a resource for students, parents and educators during an uncertain time.”
      “Imagination Station remains committed to making informal science education accessible to everyone, which is why virtual activities, programs and events will continue even after the doors open to the public,” Hauser said. “Families can still enjoy monthly ‘Just Tinkering’ activities, book a virtual workshop or birthday party and even book small-group rentals during the week. It is important to our team that everyone feels comfortable exploring science.”
        Located at 1 Discovery Way in downtown Toledo, Imagination Station hours will be Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The science center will also be open for special hours Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
        Visit for more details.


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