LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – After a month of renovations, local science-based museum Imagination Station held its grand re-opening Saturday. First time visitor Tyler Hicks said the museum has a lot to offer kids.
“I’ve had an awesome time. You can just interact with anything,” said Hicks.
During the last month of renovations the volunteer-run science center added three new exhibits. The new veterinarian exhibit aims to help children ages three to six learn to use problem-solving skills to treat various pets’ ailments.
They’ve also added a mini wind turbine, which teaches older kids about mechanics and gears. The other new addition is the Hot Dog Fitness Challenge, a traveling exhibit from the Purdue University’s Agriculture Department. The museum also refurbished their firetruck during the downtime.
Board member Seth Kresovsky said the new exhibits will continue to encourage children to learn through hands-on activities.
“It’s just a great place to explore the world around you, and explore science and technology and engineering. Hopefully we’ll peak interest in children for future careers and make them better citizens,” said Kresovsky.
Parents like Laura Penney Bade enjoy Imagination Station too.
“I appreciate the combination of a place that’s safe and fun for my kids, as well a place where I feel like they can learn something,” said Penney Bade.
This is the third year that Imagination Station has closed to renovate and set up new exhibits, and the museum hopes to continue adding to the experience this spring. When that happens, Hicks says he will make sure to be there.
“I love it, and just don’t want to miss out on all the new creations,” said Hicks.
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