Imagination Station in the Community
Imagination Station’s vision is to provide children with opportunities to learn, socialize, and play and to provide parents with opportunities to network, share, relax, and attend educational programs. Imagination Station also strives to create long-term, meaningful connections with the community. These goals will be achieved through interactive exhibits, scheduled child and/or parent programming, and shared parenting resources. Specifically, Imagination Station's vision is to become a destination for high quality family interaction that:
encourages parents to play interactively with their children
encourages participation in this community resource (i.e., Imagination Station) by every member
recognizes and supports diversity in our community
promotes ethical and socially responsible children
partners with other programs in the community that hold the value of family play and education
advances knowledge about children by sharing evidence-based information on parenting and children's development
offers self guided and social opportunities to be creative, foster writing and reading skills, imaginative play, and gross and fine motor skills
In regard to service to our community, Imagination Station will
host at least one free family event per year open to the community
provide at least one, but as many as possible, sponsored memberships per year to families with limited resources.
partner with at least one, but as many as possible, organization(s) per year that support families and children in need (e.g., Hope House, Safe Homes, Head Start).
Below are a few local organizations and events that Imagination Station is proud to participate in!
Imagination Station Children's Museum of Augusta, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and vendors and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.
Welcoming Week is a project of Welcoming Augusta, a group of Augusta area residents implementing the Welcoming America initiative. Welcoming communities foster a culture and policy environment that makes it possible for newcomers of all backgrounds to feel valued and to fully participate alongside their neighbors in the social, civic, and economic fabric of their adopted hometowns. Visit http://welcomingweekaugusta.org/ to learn more!
We have kicked off Welcoming Week in Hickman Park with live music, crafts and games, food, and information booths representing the diversity of a community that is welcoming to all! This FREE family-friendly event is co-sponsored by Welcoming Week Augusta and Imagination Station Children's Museum.
Imagination Station Children's Museum strives provide as many Head Start Preschool field trips as possible during the school year. Our Head Start field trips are staffed by volunteers. For more information or to discuss bringing your Head Start class, email us!
CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. operates a Head Start Program which provides professional, comprehensive, quality services to preschool children, families, staff, and communities in Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, and Warren Counties.
Augusta Arts City Festival is a 2 1/2 day celebration of food, arts, diversity and culture. Imagination Station Children's Museum will be there with small crafts for children to create. The festival is hosted by the City of Augusta and The Greater Augusta Arts Council. If you attend, make sure to stop by and say "hello".
Imagination Station is open to children with special needs and their parents AT NO COST on occasional Saturdays! This special quiet time is geared towards children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), developmental delays, motor delays, and sensory processing disorders, as well as children who are nonverbal, deaf, or hard of hearing. Visitors are able to explore the museum, play with many different sensory toys, & enjoy interactive hands-on activities in an accepting environment. We will also have information on hand about many local speech, physical & occupational therapy providers.