Dec 1, 2017

Toledo’s Science Center Welcomes David Erik Nelson and Tinker Bell

Imagination Station is pleased to welcome special guests David Erik Nelson and Tinker Bell to celebrate its season of science learning through hands-on creative exploration. Visitors are invited to create instruments and noisemakers perfect for ringing in the New Year and build a village fit for a fairy or an elf.

David Erik Nelson is the award-winning science-fiction author of Junkyard Jam Band: DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers. His easy-to-make and fun-to-play musical instrument projects have been featured in MAKE, Performer and Guitar World magazines.

Every Saturday in December, Nelson will demonstrate how to make a variety of musical instruments with common household materials. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to discover how horns, drums and other noisemakers work and explore the science of sound.

“Even the simplest household items can be used to make beautiful music or strange sounds,” said Lori Hauser, Chief Executive Director. “We are delighted that David will be joining us to share his craft and teach our visitors about how sounds and tones are produced and altered.”

Instrument tinkering with David Erik Nelson is included in the price of admission and all supplies are provided. No previous carpentry or electronics experience is needed.

And on Saturday, December 16, at noon and 1pm, Tinker Bell will visit with budding scientists as they use problem solving and creativity to design a new house for Pixie Hollow. Visitors ages three and older will enjoy a special time with this sweet and spunky fairy and enjoy a pint-sized snack as they build their creations.

Tinkering with Tinker Bell is $5 for Imagination Station members and $7 for non-members. RSVPs are required as space is limited. Call 419.244.2674 or visit to register.

Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is a vital nonprofit organization that is an integral part of Toledo’s economic, educational and social landscape. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, Imagination Station delivers a multisensory experience that’s as fun as it is educational. Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education and excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.

Lucas County residents receive a $1.50 discount and FREE Saturday admission for kids 12 & under with paid adult admission. For more information, please call 419.244.2674 or visit

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