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This article is about a place devoted to the imagination. For the Nightwish album, see Imaginaerum. For other uses of the word, see Imaginarium (disambiguation).

An imaginarium refers to a place devoted to the imagination. There are various types of imaginaria, centers largely devoted to stimulating and cultivating the imagination, towards scientific, artistic, commercial, recreational, or spiritual ends.

Existing Imaginariums[edit]

The Imaginarium (a.k.a. The Imaginarium at Dreams Playland) is a popular recreational, and educational center in Vaughan, Ontario. In 2010, the center launched Daycare, After School, and Camp Programs. The Imaginarium is a place where students build confidence, creativity, and leadership skills.

The Imaginarium Discovery Center is a small science museum (a "science discovery center", in its own words) in downtown Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the only such hands-on science museum in Alaska and is a popular destination, especially for children. In 2008, the Imaginarium merged with the Anchorage Museum. On Aug. 23, 2009 the Imaginarium closed its Fifth Avenue facility. It will re-open in May 2010 as the Imaginarium Discovery Center within the Anchorage Museum. The new science center will include a planetarium and more than 80 hands-on exhibits that explain scientific principles and their relation to life in Alaska.

The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium is a science Museum and small aquarium in Ft. Myers, Florida. It is a popular destination featuring science exhibits, a 3-D theatre, dinosaurs, aquarium displays, a touch tank with stingrays, and more.

The Imaginarium of Devonport, Tasmania is also a hands on museum, with different experiments. This place of interest receives roughly 5,000 visitors annually.

Imaginarium Events is a fetish nightclub promotion company based in London, England. Their events encourage visitors to explore their sensual imaginations in a friendly, safe and consensual space. Currently their events are held at the Union nightclub in Vauxhall. [1][2]

Imaginaria in Popular Culture[edit]

In The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the immortal mystic Doctor Parnassus runs a nomadic theater troupe who lure people through a mirror that shows them a world of their deepest subconscious desires, where their souls are put to the test.

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