Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-year family membership to the Imagination Station, which grants basic membership benefits to two adults and all children younger than 18 living in the same household (a $70 value).
Located on the placid Toledo Riverfront, the Imagination Station unfolds over seven splendiferous Learning Worlds, each with its own multisensory science exhibits designed to inspire and educate visitors. The family membership grants unlimited access to all exhibits and attractions, as well as special members-only events, discounts, and entrance to 350 Association of Science-Technology Centers included in the reciprocal membership benefit program.
Roaring rapscallions can test their prehistoric proficiency when stomping through an interactive maze at the special Big Dig exhibit or mine local Devonian-era shale for souvenir fossils and misplaced car keys. Model an unbridled new coif after a gale-force blow-dry in the brand-new hurricane chamber, or escape flat-footed security guards atop a high-wire cycle suspended 20 feet above the ground on a 2-inch cable. Members also receive a 10% discount at the Science2 GO! erudition emporium, which provides lab-coated lambs with hundreds of unique science-themed gifts, such as Newton's Cradles, space rocks, and a bevy of other items guaranteed to hold wee attentions longer than video games or authoritative conch shells.