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Imagination Station

Indoor Playroom | Paint Your Own Pottery | Virtual Reality | Art & Science Projects

The Imagination Station, a hands-on children's museum, is open year-round, hours vary by season. The Imagination Station is for children of all ages and their families. Its features include a magnet wall and building corner; an interactive light wall that encourages creativity and collaborative art; a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion; a wind tunnel that explores concepts such as air resistance and gravity; and a health clinic where children can play doctor/nurse to babies, cats and dogs! The adjacent community programming room offer additional activities including Paint Your Own Pottery, virtual reality and art and science projects.

Imagination Station Highlights:

  • Year-round opportunities for locals and visitors, kids and adults
  • Children's art and science projects including painting paper, sand pendulum art and a daily guided activity
  • Virtual reality experiences featuring active, artistic and puzzling virtual worlds
  • Indoor play area with magnet wall, builder boards, interactive light wall, hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion, wind tunnel, board games and puzzles, and pretend veterinarian and baby care stations
  • Annual Santa's Workshop, where kids can visit with Santa Claus (free!)

Imagination Station

395 E Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado

Phone: 970-479-2292

Cost: $12 per child and $6 per adult (17yr+) - when making a reservation select each person attending.

Annual Membership: $150/year ($100/year for VRD residents - proof required) gets you 75% off all child reservations and free entrance for adults.

Day/Hours: Hours vary, visit the Facility Schedule for current availability.

The Imagination Station will close for cleaning and disinfection between sessions.

Imagination Station users can park in the Lionshead Parking Structure; fees may apply. View real time parking status info.

The Imagination Station is also accessible via the In-Town and West Vail loops of the free Town of Vail bus system. View a bus schedule.

Imagination Station

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Ages: All! - children and their families 

Cost: $10 per child and $5 per adult (17yr+) - when making a reservation select each person attending.

Annual Membership: $150/year ($100/year for VRD residents - proof required) gets you 80% off all child reservations and free entrance for adults.

Day/Hours vary, visit the Facility Schedule for current availability.

The Imagination Station will close for cleaning and disinfection between sessions.

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, that has several features to inspire experimental play, an Everbright that encourages creativity and collaborative art, a hyperbolic funnel that models the planetary motion, and a health clinic that promotes imaginative play where children can provide care for dogs, cats and babies.

Your entrance fee now includes more art and science. Paint on paper as much as you like every day, take home art made with the sand-pendulum (limit one per visit), and enjoy the guided activity every day.

The Art Studio is open every day with projects you can create and have as keepsakes of the fun you had in Vail! Paint Your Own Pottery is available every day and other projects are on a rotating schedule. If you are an adult or group of adults who want to paint pottery without playing: Make a reservation and that payment will apply towards your pottery fees.

Virtual Reality included in your reservation. Notify us if you do not want virtual reality to be available to your children.

Come and play on our HTC Vive virtual room. Your children will love exploring a world where they play in three dimensions! Virtual Reality is not recommended for young children. More information on the safety of VR with children:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/is-vr-safe-for-kids-we-asked-the-experts/

https://www.livescience.com/56346-are-virtual-reality-headsets-safe-for-kids.html

 Games offered: Tilt Brush,The Lab, Fruit Ninja, Light Blade, and more!

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