Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by accidentally ingesting a science textbook. Embrace science with today's Groupon to Imagination Station Science Museum in Wilson. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get admission for four (a $20 value).
- For $40, you get a one-year Family Plus membership (a $100 value).
Children 3 years old and younger are admitted free.
Equipped with 10,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on permanent exhibits, Imagination Station Science Museum sparks scientific and technological exploration in children. Little learners become electric conductors by powering circuits to turn on lights with the Human Dynamo, and a collection of small creatures, including pythons, frogs, and spiders, ignites an interest in zoology and biology and inspires superhero-costume themes. The BioTrek exhibit pinpoints organs’ mysterious locations, and the infinite reflections of the Kaleidoscope bend reality like a debate team from the fifth dimension. Scientists 5 and under toting parental supervision can wax intellectual with puzzles, books, and games in the Curiosity Corner.
Family Plus memberships allow one-year unlimited admission for two adults and any minors from the same household, plus four one-time passes for four friends or physicists interested in continuing their education. A reciprocal membership to 300 science museums, a 10% discount on purchases of $5 or more at the Wilmagine Gift Shop, and a subscription to the museum's newsletter, Lab Notes, sweeten the already sugar-slathered deal. Members also enjoy discounts on experiential amenities such as summer camps, birthday parties, and sleepovers in the iguana cage.
Imagination Station Science and History Museum
Rather than relying on lectures and stuffy articles, Imagination Station Science and History Museum engages visitors of all ages in the sciences with a range of dynamic exhibits and interactive programs. The museum—housed in Wilson's former federal post office and courthouse—thrills guests with rotating displays as well as 22 permanent exhibits. These hands-on galleries house animal collections, which include live specimens such as turtles and albino lizards. A range of educational programs such as field trips, themed science day camps, and science demonstrations complement these exhibits. The interactive center is also a resource for local information—a small, regional history exhibit on the third floor detail local history and culture.