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

Parking Map

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.

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.

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 Center while you are here.

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