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Imagination Station Science Museum

224 East Nash Street

Mission Statement:

Imagination Station Science Museum exists to stimulate an interest in science and technology while improving the quality of informal science education through dynamic hands-on science learning. Through outreach, interactive programs and exhibits, Imagination Station is committed to serving as a major educational resource center for eastern North Carolina families, school systems, educators, and students. Imagination Station seeks to enable people of all ages to discover the impacts and future of science and technology on their daily lives.


Christine Sinor

Saturday, March 3, 2018
This place could use some love there's no doubt about that. From an adults eyes there is lots of renovation and updating that could be done BUT my son loves it and let's be honest - that's who this place is for. We went for their most recent first Friday event with Sylvan Heights. My nearly three year old LOVED this FREE event and I'm sure he will be asking to return. He pet a duck and chicks, made bird food, tested different beaks(tools) for picking up food, checked out feathers and got to ask some questions. We were also able to explore the rest of the imagination station - he loved the rock climbing walls, racing against different animals and we spent a loooong time upstairs checking out the reptiles. He got to pet various snakes, lizards and a tortoise. We were able to watch an alligator and turtles swim around in their enclosures. It was truly a very fun time and we look forward to participating in more events. The third floor had some looks and information on them which wasn't a great place for me to entertain him but probably would be really interested for kids a little older (in fact the whole thing would've been great for older kids).

Johna Brooke Grady

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Relatively unbusy, almost alone large chunks of time. Some exhibits run down. May be a bummer for older kids, but great for young explorering minds. Worth the $5 entry. 3 floors of exhibits. Interative stations. Spent 4 hours and could have let the kids play longer. Rock climbing wall, that even I could try.

John Davis

Monday, March 26, 2018
We love the Imagination Station. Great place to get out of the blaring sun of summer or bitter cold of winter. Well spent time and money!!!

Dee Farmer

Friday, May 18, 2018
There is plenty of opportunity for all sorts of movement. Kids really enjoy the different thinhs there are to do.

Bonnie Barbee

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017
I live in Wilson and have visited Imagination Station several times. My grandchildren were visiting from Raleigh because of being tracked out of school. We decided to give the Imagination Station another try since our last visit 3 years ago was disappointing. We arrived to an almost empty museum, which I expected since the students here are in school. The girls were very excited to race the animals on the exhibit their dad had told them about. It was not working on our last visit and imagine the disappointment when it was not working again on this visit. The rock climbing attraction was closed because there was no staff to assist them with getting harnessed. There was an art exhibit on the third floor with "creepy" (description by 8 and 10 year olds)pictures. The 3 year old got in free and she should since there was nothing appropriate for her age except seeing a few lizards, snakes and turtles. I hope that maybe Wilson will invest in improving this facility in the future. It has so much potential! Wish I could be more positive.

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