Imagination Station to begin construction of KeyBank Discovery
TOLEDO, June 5, 2019: Imagination Station is up to something BIG!
Toledo’s science center today broke ground on the KeyBank
Discovery Theater. The exciting new venue will soon take
visitors on an adventure of exploration, discovery and wonder -
without leaving their seats.
The KeyBank Discovery Theater will be the only one of its
kind in this region, feature a 58-foot, 4K screen with laser
projection and superior sound quality. This technology will
allow the science center to project nearly any kind of video and
audio, including traditional and 3D films, presentations, live
streaming and more. The 8,200-square-foot addition will also
feature a new concessions area and the science center’s gift
“We are thrilled to bring this unique experience to Toledo and
look forward to offering new immersive experiences to engage,
educate and entertain our community,” said Lori Hauser,
CEO at Imagination Station. “It’s going to be a very
exciting summer with our upcoming Summer of Speed activities
and events, and with the anticipation of the new theater.”
Imagination Station is grateful for the support of several area
organizations for the project. The theater was designed by local
architecture firm, The Collaborative and Toledo-based Lathrop
will lead construction. The theater is a $10-million investment
in the science center with primary funding support from private
sources, most notably KeyBank, the marquee donor. No levy funds
will be used for the theater.
Imagination Station will remain open during construction, but
visitors will see a few minor changes:
• The Science2GO! gift shop has relocated to the flex
gallery. As always, science center admission is not required to
shop in the store.
• Kids attending Summer Camp will enter and exit through the
Water Street entrance.
• Visitors will begin using a temporary entrance on the south
side of the building near Festival Park, off Summit Street on
Tuesday, June 4.
For the most convenient access to Imagination Station, visitors
are encouraged to park at the Vistula Parking Garage at 610 N.
Superior St. and use the underground walkway to the science
center. Maps are available at imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Parking discounts are available for Imagination Station Members
at select downtown parking garages.
Guests wishing to visit Imagination Station’s H2O Cafe
will still have access to the waterfront bar and grill via
Festival Park. Science center admission is not necessary to
visit H2O Cafe.
Construction of the Imagination Station’s KeyBank Discovery
Theater is expected to be complete in summer 2020. For more
information, visit imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an
educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with
a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and
excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue
STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.