Imagination Factory Hours

OPEN Wednesdays 9-2 • Saturdays 10-3 • Sundays 12-4     CLOSED Holidays:  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, July 4, Labor Day Weekend, July 15 to August 1

A Place Where Everyone Belongs

Interactive Learning, Leadership Development, Parents Meeting Parents, Family Fun, Education Series and Community Leader Meetings

Exhibits

The Imagination Factory core leaders focused on the theme of Imagination, transforming the former classroom environment into interactive and creative play areas. Environment, industry and health are the three exhibit room themes, with each theme room expanding to include 8-10 exhibits in each exhibit room.

One of the unique qualities of the Imagination Factory Children’s Museum is how the entire museum mirrors various elements of the community. For example, local businesses sponsor exhibits that incorporate their business sector, products, and services. This alignment allows children and their families to experience interactive play and learning by focusing on local businesses and organizations, government, city planning, tourism, physical fitness, academic skills, early literacy, and other valuable learning experiences.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EXHIBITS

  • VIRTUAL SANDBOX
  • LOG CABIN
  • FARMING
  • WIGWAM
  • ICE FISHING
  • VIRTUAL FISHING
  • PINE MOUNTAIN SKI JUMP
  • LAKE SHORE
  • BOSS SNOWPLOW
  • TRAINS
  • SYSTEMS CIRCUIT BOARD
  • CORNISH PUMP
  • GLIDER PLANES
  • EYES, TEETH, HEART, BRAIN
  • VIRTUAL PLAYGROUND
  • PIXEL PIN CRITICAL THINKING
  • EARLY LITERACY
  • ROBOTICS
  • GEARS
  • BALL WALL
  • LEGO WALL
  • MUSIC FACTORY
  • ENVIRONMENT

Children’s Activities

On Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM to Noon the Imagination Factory features creative activities for young children. A variety of activities are scheduled with Ginnie Adam’s Puppet Shows, YMCA Movement and Robotics offered every six weeks. Popular Saturday Activities for 2022 include:

  • HEALTHY EATING
  • TYPES OF PLAY
  • PHOTO BOOTH
  • DOLL TEA PARTY
  • DRAWING & PAINTING
  • HOLIDAY TAKE HOME ART PROJECTS
  • LEGOS
  • STEAM
  • OWLS & ANIMALS
  • READING CIRCLES
  • BOOK WALKS
  • SERVICE DOGS
  • MEET MY FAMILY
  • BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
  • TALKING IS TEACHING
  • STORY TELLING
  • TRAINS ON THE MOVE
  • GETTING TO KNOW FARMING
  • ELECTRIC CURRENT

The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum focuses on all types of interactive play and creative learning for children: social-emotional, cooperative, physical, fantasy, games, sensory, team building and independent play.

PLAY STATIONS

  • TINY TOWN BUILDINGS
  • TODDLER PLAY AREAS
  • WALL MOUNTED PLAY STATIONS
  • BOOK TREE & READING BUDDIES
  • READING NOOKS
  • MUSIC FACTORY
  • PHOTO BOOTH
  • SENSORY WALL
  • DRESS UP CLOSET

Community

Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children’s Museum is a place where everyone belongs. Community involvement and family engagement is prioritized. Parent leadership training and family events are implemented quarterly; Parent Discussions scheduled monthly; and Children’s Activities held weekly.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

  • PARENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING
  • PARENT DISCUSSIONS
  • VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
  • FIRST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION
  • STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM
  • MARCH READING MONTH
  • SPRING READING CHALLENGE
  • GUS MACKER EVENT TEAMS
  • BULLY BUSTERS
  • MEET THE COUNSELORS

The building and opening of the Imagination Factory Children’s Museum would not have been possible without support from the community. The museum and community center nonprofit has received donations from more than 300 donors through private contributions, individual donations and support from local businesses. The generosity of the community and the teamwork to make the museum possible have been truly inspiring! At the beginning of 2022, over 60 adults and students recorded volunteer hours at the children’s museum. Volunteers are always welcome to stop by during open hours to discuss service opportunities.

Our Mission

‍The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum is a nonprofit organization committed to providing a place where everyone belongs. The MISSION of implementing a community center and children’s museum in Dickinson County and surrounding communities is to provide a safe gathering place for children, youth, adults and the elderly.

The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum enhances interactive learning, unique creative play and self-discovery for children. The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum sponsors experiences for children, youth and family members: children’s play activities, leadership training pods, career development workshops, education series and family events.

Parents strongly desire and value having a place to meet other parents and having their children active in creative and innovative learning experiences outside of school. Local stakeholders have acclaimed and applauded the importance of promoting healthy lifestyle choices for families and serving participants of all ages. Parents especially value children experiencing interactive play and creative learning that is not available at home.