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Imagination Station

600 North 4th Street

The Imagination Station is a 100% volunteer run science center in downtown Lafayette, Indiana.  We are dedicated to providing an informal learning opportunity with hands-on activities to educate children in the community about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Association for Science, Space, Engineering, and Technology (ASSET) was founded as a non-profit in 1992.  The Imagination Station was developed by ASSET to provide a facility with activities and exhibits to teach children and adults alike about space, science, and technology.  The Imagination Station settled into its current location in 1999, when the building was donated by the Indiana Gas Co. Inc (Indiana Gas).  Guest of honor, astronaut Mark Brown was on hand to dedicate the building on March 5, 1999.  Over the years, the exhibits and building have changed, but the desire to inspire curiosity in the sciences to our youth remains.

We are currently working with the Purdue and Ivy Tech EPICS teams, as well as Purdue Construction Management to develop new and exciting interactive exhibits.  We are looking forward to developing a rain garden with the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation to learn about the importance of preventing runoff from entering our waterways.  Heritage Trust has recently installed an gearbox exhibit.  We are currently working with the IUPUI Department of Museum Studies to improve our center as well.  The future is exciting at the Imagination Station.  Come and explore with us.


Chris Drake

Sunday, March 4, 2018

It was a fun place for our children to explore but we thought there would be more science to it. Good for the admission.

Dianne Martin

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017

So fun, kids really enjoyed everything there! So very much to do & learn! Grandson's birthday party was a real hit with all of us...BIG SMILEY FACE!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Pamela Brown

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

I just saw an add on TV for the Hands on Transportation event in Lafayette scheduled from 10-2 today and I was going to take my grandson. The commercial specifically said "advance sale tickets online - $4" When I logged in to the website it only says $5 admission. Currently it is 9:30 am (1/2 before the event starts) Why are tickets not available for the advance sale price you are advertising? Guess the $1 difference doesn't matter to most, but if you are advertising the discount price there should be a way to get it up to the start time.

Andrew Studer

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kind of of what I would refer to as a hidden gem. It's a a really cool learning and play place for kids I would say eight years old and under. It's two stories and alot of hands on fun!!!

Luke B

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Our kids love it. It's a two story facility. In the lower its more science and mechanical. They have a cutaway radial aircraft engine and an old fire truck that the kids can climb on, and various other activities. In the upstairs they have Legos, foam building blocks, a sit and read area, dinosaurs, geology stuff, and other activities. This place isn't the Smithsonian, but it's great to have something like this so close to home. Our kids enjoy it so we have a membership, which gets you into various other museums around the country. We also like the special activities put on throughout the year, including those collaborated with Purdue.

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