The Amazing CastleTM
Dream Big - Read! At ImaginOn we're challenging you to dream really big. How big? Castle-sized! From May 19 to September 1, ImaginOn's Story Lab area will be transformed into a bustling and busy castle village. The Amazing Castle presents a unique opportunity for ImaginOn's visitors to jump into a fantasy world of reading, playing, and learning. Are you interested in being a part of our royal kingdom? Read on for important information about your visit.
What is The Amazing Castle?
The Amazing Castle is an interactive exhibit that launches children into a world of dramatic play and imagination. Visitors will have the chance to become inhabitants of a fanciful castle village and playfully explore ideas related to community life. There are eight themed areas to explore within the castle walls. Visitors can work in the Royal Workshops with "Trim the Tailor" or "Gable the Carpenter." They can pick vegetables in the garden, tote them to the Great Hall to cook up a royal meal and visit the tower to wake "Herald," the sleeping dragon.
When can I visit?
The Amazing Castle is open during the ImaginOn Library's regular operating hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm.
Who can visit?
The main portion of the exhibit is designed for children 4 to 12 years of age with their parents/caregivers.
Is there something for younger children to do?
Yes! The exhibit features a special toddler/preschool component called The Keep. Our littlest visitors enter their own castle area filled with toys, books and activities to enjoy.
Can I bring a group? Do I need a reservation?
Groups are welcome to visit The Amazing Castle exhibit anytime after 12pm. Reservations are neither required nor accepted and entry into The Amazing Castle is always on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, if you wish to combine your visit to the exhibit with any other building-wide activity, groups of 10 children or more should request a "group visit." Request a group visit
Can a group make a reservation to visit The Amazing Castle?
No, all visits to the exhibit happen on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are encouraged to take advantage of Family Time if your schedule allows. (See below for details.)
Is there a time when the exhibit is open just for families?
Yes! Family Time in The Amazing Castle is every Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-12pm. During this time the exhibit is open just for children with their parents/caregivers. (Limit 5 children per adult).
What if the exhibit is full when I arrive?
Because visitor safety is our top priority, admittance into the exhibit is limited. This allows guests the ability to fully explore the Castle environment at their own pace. If the exhibit is "full," we have a queuing area where visitors can wait to enter the exhibit on a first-come, first-served basis. We have suggested activities to pass the time while you are in line, like playing I-Spy with our Story Jar sculpture or answering castle-related trivia questions.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! There is no fee to visit The Amazing Castle.
Are bilingual materials available?
Yes! All text within the exhibit is displayed in English and Spanish.