322 Washington St
Waterloo Iowa 50701United States
Kids will have fun (and learn some science) with the Imaginarium's cool interactive exhibits.
Open since 1993, the Imaginarium is filled with enough cool (if somewhat nerdy) exhibits to keep kids having fun for a good hour and a half. They'll be mesmerized by optical illusions, plasma globes aglow with electrical charges and a pendulum that spins in a wildly unpredictable pattern. Kids can use a set of pulleys to lift an object weighing a quarter of a ton and pretend they're flying an airplane with the flight simulator. The Imaginarium also features lots and lots of snakes. Admission is charged. You can get a discount pass to visit the nearby Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and Rensselaer Russell House Museum as well.