Vail’s Imagination Stations opens with party Saturday |

Vail’s Imagination Stations opens with party Saturday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Recreation District’s Imagination Station, Vail’s children’s museum and learning and discovery center, will celebrate its annual season opening party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Located in the Lionshead parking structure above Subway, the Imagination Station offers children ages 2 through 12 a wide array of hands-on science and art activities. Children will enjoy learning while they play in the various playscapes including the new “Balancing Act” and “Replace your Face” exhibits.

The season opening party is an opportunity to preview the activities before the Imagination Station opens for the winter season in December.

The celebration offers free entry to Imagination Station, free food from Subway and Blue Moose Pizza, plus an opportunity to win an annual membership to the Imagination Station during a raffle.

The Imagination Station opened in November 2005 and Vail rec district Youth Services Director Chad Young says that each year youth services staff enhances and expands its offerings.

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“This fall we have worked with local contractors to build new exhibits that are sure to entertain and educate,” said Young. “It’s the perfect location for exploration and learning and we’re excited to see new and previous Imagination Station visitors.”

The Imagination Station will transition to its winter hours on Nov. 30 and be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, closed Saturdays.

Children ages three and older, who are potty-trained, also can be dropped off with Imagination Station staff for up to three hours for $10 per child, per hour. Reservations are required.

For more information, visit or call Youth Services at 970-479-2292.

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