Tips for Visiting


Thursday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Reservations for field trips and groups of ten or more are available Tuesday-Friday.
Group Programs

We are closed Sunday-Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


General Admission $6.00

Children 2 years and under FREE

Members FREE

Barton Students & Staff FREE

Wilson Community College Students & Staff FREE

Military, AAA, Seniors 60+, Wilson County School Staff $5.50

Museums for All $3.00
(Visitors with a valid EBT card receive half price admission for up to 4 guests)

ASTC Passports are accepted for eligible partner museums. See a complete listing here.

Proper ID required for all discounts.

What to wear & know

  • Athletic shoes are a must for Racing the Cheetah and climbing walls

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 the 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. Parking Downtown Area

Buses can unload students beside the museum on Douglas Street. Bus parking is located at 406 Barnes Street (2 blocks from the museum) in public parking lot #16, along the train track side of the lot. After unloading students, drive to the first intersection and turn left on Barnes Street. Parking lot #16 is 2 blocks down Barnes Street on the left hand side of the street. Lot16 bus parking.

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 an accessible ramp and entrance. 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 where individuals can eat. Groups of more than 8 people can reserve courtroom in advance. Please call (252) 291-5113.

There are great places to eat around downtown. Find more shopping and dining locations at 


More to do

Be sure to visit the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the American Center for Photographers, and the Wilson Arts Center while you are here.

If you are looking for more to do around Wilson, learn about upcoming events and attractions at