Toledo Science Center reveals new monikerWritten by Mark Hensch | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Science Center plans on changing its name to The Imagination Station at a 10:30 a.m. June 29 press conference hosted outside the 1 Discovery Way building. It will tentatively reopen in October 2009.
“We wanted a name that would be both exciting and energetic,” said Lori Hauser, the building’s executive director. “Our new motto is pure science, pure fun. Pure science and pure fun is everything we are about.”
Hauser said the group launched a naming contest in February 2009. Over 2,000 submissions came from students, schools and Toledo residents, she said. She said a panel of 20 selected the new name.
A new logo accompanies the name change, Hauser added. She said the colorful logo reflects the building’s fresh start.
“The logo lets the imagination wonder,” she said.
Hauser said the building was currently undergoing paint and carpet renovations. The center has no exact date picked in October for reopening, she said. When it does, she said, it will embody the “pure science, pure fun” motto to the fullest.
“Each time someone visits it’s different,” she said. “It is very invigorating.”