Imagination Station Science Museum exists to stimulate an interest in science and technology while improving the quality of informal science education through dynamic hands-on science learning. Through outreach, interactive programs and exhibits, Imagination Station is committed to serving as a major educational resource center for eastern North Carolina families, school systems, educators, and students. Imagination Station seeks to enable people of all ages to discover the impacts and future of science and technology on their daily lives.
Nancy Van Dolsen
Director of Education and Exhibits
Bookkeeper/New Exhibit Developer
Smart Start Preschool Science Educator
Kristy Owens Anderson
Mr. Richard Smith
Mr. Woody Harrison
Mr. Jonathan Brooks
Mr. Scott Benson
Mr. J. Robert Boykin
Ms. Carol Brugh
Dr. John Dogbe
Mr. W. T. Lamm
Ms. Carolina Robayo
Ms. Natalie Walton
Dr. Heather Ward
Mr. Ralph White
More than a half-million people have visited the Imagination Station science museum since its doors opened 20 years ago.
We're thrilled to see the museum is still able to lure people in and that the museum's staff is bringing in new and exciting exhibits.
We encourage people to take time to check out those offerings and to continue to support the museum as it moves into the future. The fact the museum is able to create and bring in new programs and has been able to revamp some existing offerings is a testament to the staff's ability to get the most out of limited resources.
It's not easy for organizations to show positive signs of growth and change during times when families are still tightening their financial belts due to the economy. The museum has had to cut staff. Still, its leaders are finding ways to keep providing opportunities for children of all ages to learn about science. One of the best things about Imagination Station is its outreach efforts. The museum's staff hits the road on a regular basis taking science classes to day care centers, schools and camps.
In the past year, more than 34,000 children in and well beyond Wilson County have benefitted from the museum's outreach programs.
The museum had some tough times during its early years. Organizers didn't let the fire that displaced the museum in January 2000 kill it. People still supported the museum and many gave money, time and sweat to help the organization repair the damaged building and exhibits.
Imagination Station is truly an asset for the entire region. We are fortunate to have it operating here as an integral part of Wilson's downtown.
We hope Imagination Station continues to evolve and thrive for many years to come.