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Imagination Station

600 N 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1005
+1 765-420-7780
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Great for young kids

I go here frequently with my daughter. It keeps her busy for an afternoon. They have some... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
lyndseyf89
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Weekday morning

We visited Imagination Station with our granddaughter from California and her parents. They are... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
ADolores
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Imagination Station has been serving the Greater Lafayette Area as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (collectively known as STEM) Center for over twenty years. From exciting field trips, to outstanding exhibits that change often, Imagination Station is the place for families to engage with STEM in fun and exciting ways.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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600 N 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1005
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+1 765-420-7780
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I go here frequently with my daughter. It keeps her busy for an afternoon. They have some interesting science exhibits on the first floor and a great play area for younger kids upstairs.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited Imagination Station with our granddaughter from California and her parents. They are used to some very nice children's museums in the San Francisco area. We were impressed with the hands on exhibits on the first floor. However on the second floor it was...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband usually takes our grandchildren to Imagination Station when they visit. However I went with our two year old granddaughter recently. She enjoyed many of the exhibits which were perfect for a toddler. She even got to see a snake up close.

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polonius916, President at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thanks for taking time to write a review for us, Dolores. We really appreciate it and appreciate you visiting! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 9, 2016

I take my two year old here often. Its a great cheap activity for her. They have stuff for older kids too.

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polonius916, President of Board at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Fun place for kids and adults. A lot of neat science exhibits and all of it is hands on activities. If you live in the area a yearly membership is the best way to go.

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Thank you for the kind review. The yearly memberships really are a great deal--I use mine several times a year, most recently in Chicago. Check us out this weekend, we've got a new, temporary 1000 sq ft exhibit going in!

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Reviewed March 16, 2016

My husband volunteers here every Friday, manning an amateur radio set-up. We desperately need more volunteers, part-time. School busses bring children, but not often enough. It a very old brick utility building with plenty of open space, a fire truck, a tornado simulator, a big...More

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Thank you for the nice review, Sandra. Volunteers are great and help us grow! So are our members and sponsors. We keep trying to get better every day.

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

My wife has enjoyed having a membership, and I've joined her a few times with the kids. Imagine a very small Indianapolis children's museum. The kids have just as much fun (they don't know they difference), and you don't have to drive to Indy. You...More

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Well, we're glad you're in the community too! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write such a nice review.

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Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This is our second year as members to the IS. It's a fantastic option if you have younger children (maybe 8 and under... Teens would be bored!). It's a great place to organize a play date when it's cold outside. Kids can play while parents...More

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Thank you for the kind review. Our STEM Center exhibits are currently tailored to a younger audience, but the temporary one we are installing this week is 1000 sq ft of fun for even older kids. And our family science nights definitely appeal to all...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2016

We LOVE the upstairs of Imagination Station. It's a small museum, but we spend at least a couple hours playing with the big blocks, dinosaurs, trains, animals, and magna-tiles. My kids are 5 and 2 and it was perfect for them. I think any kid...More

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Thank you for the kind review Kelli. We check us out this weekend. We're installing a 1000 sq ft temporary exhibit that we think kids and grown ups will love.

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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Yes, the hours are somewhat limited and it's not a big place compared to other musems. But it's packed with activities and hands-on fun for kids and adults alike. Their "Hands On Trucks" event occurs every August and is so much fun for anyone who...More

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polonius916, President of the Board of Directors at Imagination Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Thanks so much for visiting Amanda and taking the time to leave a nice review. We are small, but our wonderful community is working hard to make us the Science Center the Greater Lafayette Community deserves.

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$4 per person 2 and up. Members get in free every day both to our humble hands on science center and 300 other science centers, zoos and museums worldwide including 24 of the top 25 rated science centers in the country... More
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