Imagination Station in Lafayette is planning to reopen. The Journal & Courier reports the children’s science center was closed for more than two years because of the pandemic.
Imagination Station, which provides “STEAM-learning” opportunities, first opened in 1999.
“Imagination Station is a science center using the ideas of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts & humanities and mathematics, to teach children through informal education,” said Matt Bishop, facilities manager. “So basically, using exhibits to teach them different ideas within that area and help them grow their imagination and help them actually see other paths and careers.”
Except for a few recent events, the publication reports the children’s science center has remained closed since March 2020. In February, Imagination Station began offering “Saturday fun labs,” a children’s program covering various scientific topics.
“We also have special thematic Saturday events,” said Sujatha Ramani, acting executive director. “(There’ll be) Earth Day, then we had Math Day, robotics.”
Ramani says a food lab, a winter lab, and heat and light demonstrations have been held at the facility.
Imagination Station will host an Earth Day lab Saturday hosted by Purdue University’s department of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences.