Tips for Visiting


Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5 p.m.

We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


$6.00 per person

Children 2 years and under FREE

Members FREE

ASTC Passports are accepted for eligible partner museums. See a complete listing here. Military and AAA discounts are available with proper ID. Please inquire upon arrival.

What to wear & know

  • All visitors are required to wear a mask and submit to a temperature and health check before being admitted to the museum (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Curiosity Corner for toddlers and Pre-k is temporarily closed)
  • Athletic shoes are a must for Racing the Cheetah and climbing the boulder

How to get here

The Imagination Station Science & History Museum is located in the heart of historic downtown Wilson, North Carolina. If you are using GPS, please be sure to include our zip code 27893 when entering our address, 224 Nash Street SE.

Where to park

There is free public parking located behind the museum on Douglas Street. Street parking is also available on surrounding streets in 2-hour increments Monday - Saturday and unlimited on Sundays.

Bus parking is located on the 200 block of Douglas Street (one block past the museum) in a public parking lot on the same side of the street as Imagination Station. Bus parking is indicated by signs.

Handicap accessible parking is located in the parking lot directly behind the museum. There is a loading/unloading zone in front of the museum on Nash Street, next to the handicap ramp. If you would like assistance or more details about accessibility, please call us at (252) 291-5113.

Where to eat

If you are bringing your lunch, we have a small area in the lobby area where individuals can eat. Groups of more than 8 people can reserve the birthday party room or courtroom. Please let us know in advance that you'll need these spaces.

If you are looking for restaurants within walking distance here are some options:

Tig's courtyard - Coffeehouse and delicatessen

Casita Brewing Company - Local beer and different food trucks everyday

Ruckus & Redemption - Signature burgers & craft cocktails

Say Yum - Ice Cream & Jamaican Deli

Bill's Grill - Diner

Isahana - Japanese Fusion

Kreuger's Candies - Candy shop & hotdog bar

More to do

Be sure to stop by the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and the Wilson Arts while you are here.

If you are looking for more to do, check out events and businesses downtown by visiting online. If you are looking for more to do in the surrounding area, check out the Wilson Visitor Center online.