Imagination Station open houses slated for this weekend at VRD |

Imagination Station open houses slated for this weekend at VRD

VAIL — The Vail Recreation District will host two open houses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at its Imagination Station and Community Programming space, located on the second floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Community members and those visiting Vail are encouraged to bring their families and stop by to check out the unique family-friendly art and learning programs available this winter. Free pizza will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. at each open house, while supplies last.

During the open houses, children and their families can learn and play in the Imagination Station, a thoughtful playspace for children ages 2 to 12. The Imagination Station features a Thoughts Flow water table that encourages experimentation and problem solving; a play wall that integrates physical and cognitive learning; and other activities that encourage thoughtful play. Families will also receive a sneak peak of the Children’s Art Programs, which allow children an opportunity for a tactile experience while making a mess, enjoying creative fun and experimenting with kinetic sand and sculpting with pool noodles.

Gifts and Ornament Studios

In addition to the open houses, community programming is offering gift and ornament studios Tuesday, Thursday, Dec. 12 and 16 to offer a creative opportunity to make gifts during the holiday season, including pottery painting. The studio will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. during each session and costs are $5, plus a $5 to $20 fee per ornament and/or potter pieces created. All ages are welcome and a cash bar will be available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Imagination Station is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout the winter season, with the exception of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Cost is $5 per child, while parents and children under two are free. Community programming also offers fitness programs, including TRX, yoga and aikido. Class schedules are available by going to

For more information, call 970-479-2292.

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