4 ways to celebrate the National Week of Making

In celebration of the National Week of Making (June 21—June 26), Toledo’s Imagination Station is hosting a week of activities that will allow scientists of all ages to design, create and discover engineering through hands-on experiences and events. There’s plenty of exhibits to choose from when satisfying your curiosity, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our four favorites:

1. The IDEA lab will be open all week long and invites kids to explore familiar materials and construct their own creation. This interactive exhibit allows guests to engineer a car and race it down a track, create an animated cartoon, or design a structure strong enough to withstand an earthquake. The lab is full of curiosities and encourages budding engineers to build something new and exciting.

2. During this week only, the lab offers the opportunity to build your own Jitter Critter. Learn how to use a motor to get this critter cruising and teach it to dance, slide and shake your way.

3. Can’t make it during the week? No problem— there will be all types of special activities that will get your mind reeling this weekend. The Station will be hosting Think Tank Workshops on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm, which offers hands-on engagement for the whole family. Make your mark with your new soldering skills and create a Blinky Badge and apply LED light bulbs and a battery to your creation. This workshop will have an additional charge of $10 for members and $14 for non-members.

4. Put your skills to the test this weekend with the Water Rocket Challenge. Turn imagination to reality while designing and building your own rocket. Open to all ages, this exciting challenge will give you all the materials needed to put your personal rocket together. Visit the Station on Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm to join the fun.

Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm.
$11/ages 13-64, $9/ages 3-12, $10/age 65+ Free/Ages 2 & under.
Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way | 419-244-2674 | imaginationstationtoledo.org