Mission & History

MISSION

Imagination Station provides hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, and engineering in order to strengthen the scientific literacy of children and families in the Greater Lafayette Community.

VISION

Through community-led exhibits and programs, Imagination Station endeavors to complement traditional education experiences and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

HISTORY

The Association for Science, Space, Engineering, and Technology (ASSET) was founded as a non-profit in 1992.  The Imagination Station was developed by ASSET to provide a facility with activities and exhibits to teach children and adults alike about space, science, and technology.  The Imagination Station settled into its current location in 1999, when the building was donated by the Indiana Gas Co. Inc (Indiana Gas).  Guest of honor, astronaut Mark Brown was on hand to dedicate the building on March 5, 1999.  Over the years, the exhibits and building have changed, but the desire to inspire curiosity in the sciences to our youth remains.