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Friday
Apr 24, 2015
Penguicon 2015
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Westin Southfield Hotel (Southfield MI)

Penguicon is a three-day event where we all learn from each other (as well as from our Guests of Honor) about hacking, building sci-fi universes, soldering, painting miniatures, gaming, coding, music, incredible costumes, and more.

Our two pillars are Science Fiction and Open Source, but we cover as many diverse nerdy interests as possible. We have a consuite with free soda, coffee, munchies and other real food, which makes it easier on your budget. You can find all kinds of original artwork and non-commodity crafts in our enormous Maker Market.

Over 1,300 nerds, geeks, and fans attend Penguicon every year to celebrate and share in what we all love. We are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit convention which brings together every kind of geek – software developers, moviemakers, authors and their fans, hackers, foodies – for a weekend of sharing in panels, workshops, and parties.

Dozens of people work on the convention throughout the year, for no more than a pat on the back as people come ‘home’ to Penguicon each year. Penguicon has helped people collaborate on new art projects, meet life-long friends and change careers.

A Toledo meet-up group is organizing a trip to Penguicon: http://www.meetup.com/newintown-645/events/221616319/

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Saturday
Aug 6, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

For more information, visit our website at http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/content/2016/05/think-tank/

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Saturday
Aug 13, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Sunday
Aug 14, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Sunday
Aug 14, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Saturday
Aug 20, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Saturday
Aug 20, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Sunday
Aug 21, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Sunday
Aug 21, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Saturday
Aug 27, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

Website
Saturday
Aug 27, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Sunday
Aug 28, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

Website
Sunday
Aug 28, 2016
Think Tank Workshop: Shoebox Pinball
Imagination Station

Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids and adults. Think Tank Workshops are offered to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm & 3pm.

During the month of August, create your very own gaming contraption out of a shoebox. Use everyday materials to create your own version of a pinball-like machine. You create it, so you decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.

To register for a workshop, or if you have questions, please call one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 or see our Visitor Service desk during your next visit.

Members: $10 per workshop Non-members: $14 per workshop

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2016
Tinkering Space Activity: Frankentoy Tinkering
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Imagination Station

Boing! Crank! Click! Ever wonder what makes your toys tick? Throughout December, find out as we take apart popular toys to discover what they’re made of. Maybe you have a better idea? You decide what else it can be as you reassemble the components into a whole new toy that’s just the way you want it.

Tuesdays - Sundays in December 10am - 5pm (open noon – 5pm on Sundays, closed on Mondays)

Participation in activity is included with admission

For more information, visit our website: http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/exhibits/learning-worlds/idea-lab/idea-lab-tinkering-activities/Frankentoy-tinkering

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Thursday
Dec 8, 2016
Cookies & Cocoa with Claus
Imagination Station

Come dressed in your favorite PJs and get ready for a night filled with cookies, cocoa and cool science with a special twist! In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, green is taking over this members-only pajama dance party! • Holiday-themed activities and demonstrations • Two of Santa's reindeer • Story time read by Santa’s #1 elf • Toledo Zoo animals • Free photos in our holiday photo booth provided by Kurt Nielsen Photography Also, visit with our VIP guests Santa Claus and, look-a-like character, The Grinch!

For more information, visit our website: http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/events/event/cookies-cocoa

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Monday
Dec 26, 2016
Frostology: The Science of the Season
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Imagination Station

The weather outside is frightful, but our science is so delightful. Frostology will explore the slippery science of snow with our holiday-themed activities and demonstrations.

Frostology activities include: 3D Snowflakes - Discover the principles of crystallography by creating these special snowflakes. Snow Slime - Make a snowman dance, melt and reform using sound waves and a non-Newtonian fluid. Insta-Snow - Explore the properties of a superabsorbent polymer to make instant snowflakes.

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