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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.


Jason Hefner

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Awesome place to have fun and learn science at the same time. The birthday parties are a blast!

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.

Chris Easton

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Had such fun with grandkids at the Indiana Imagination Station!! Had to drag the kiddos out when it was closing ....

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.

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