Kids, like Ponce de León, need constant supervision while exploring, or they’ll simply vanish into a jungle in search of eternal youth. Accompany kids on their soul-searching journeys across playscapes of truth with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get admission for two to Imagine Nation in Bristol (up to a $14 value).
Whippersnappers ages 2–10 and their parents clamber through the interactive and enlightening exhibits of Imagine Nation's three-floored children’s museum. Children scurry through the nature-themed tunnels of the museum’s playscape, scuttling up walls and hurtling down slides. In the museum’s Harmonograph exhibit, a swinging pendulum's vibrations create spiral-art masterpieces that miniature artists may take home to plaster on refrigerators or auction off as contemporary art. In collaboration with Bristol Hospital professionals, the museum displays a health exhibit in which children don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and a 6-foot operation table. In the ESPN space exhibit, surround sound, shaking walls, and six large high-definition monitors allow kids to experience an STS-124 space-shuttle launch without the drawbacks of freeze-dried space potatoes.
Children younger than 1 are regularly admitted for free.
Imagine Nation keeps children aged 2–8 and their parents engaged with three floors of interactive, Reggio-Emilia-inspired museum studios that support curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, confidence, and citizenship. Kids' imaginations soar as they hone their inner Picasso and create art, stand in a gigantic bubble, and create words on a wall-sized scrabble board. They can also build their wildest dreams in the GE Makers Lab, strut their stuff on an interactive LED floor, meet live animals and even milk a cow, explore an outdoor learning park, and much more. Guests can also enjoy a healthy lunch, snack, or sweet ice cream treat during their visit at Imagine Café, and Imagine Nation also creates special memories during birthday parties, field trips, or family or corporate events.
Imagine Nation is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.