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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.[citation needed]

Existing imaginariums[edit]

  • The Imaginarium Convention of Louisville, Kentucky is a writers convention that offers, panels, workshops, art, a film festival, a masquerade ball that hosts a costume/cosplay contest.[1] It is a melting pot for writers, aspiring writers, publishers, readers, and anyone in the creative writing business to meet and network and learn. Imaginarium 2014 takes place September 19-21st at the Louisville, Kentucky Crown Plaza Expo Center.
  • Imaginarium For Kids is as educational center and licensed daycare in Richmond Hill, Ontario.[2] The center opened in 2014 and provides childcare, after school, camp and enrichment programs during the weekends.
  • The Imaginarium (a.k.a. The Imaginarium at Dreams Playland) is a recreational and educational center in Vaughan, Ontario.[3] 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 children's science discovery center within the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska.[4]
  • The Imaginarium of South Texas is a children's museum and informal science center at Mall del Norte in Laredo, Texas.[5]
  • The Imaginarium Science Center is a science museum and aquarium in Fort Myers, Florida.[6] It features science exhibits, a 3-D theatre, dinosaurs, aquarium displays, a touch tank with stingrays and more.
  • The Imaginarium Science Centre of Devonport, Tasmania is a hands-on science museum that is part of Pandemonium: Discovery and Adventure Centre.[7]
  • 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.[8][9]
  • The Alan Turing Imaginarium is an events space at BBC MediaCityUK in Salford, England.

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.


  1. ^ "Official site". The Imaginarium. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official site". Imaginarium for Kids Educational Center. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official site". The Imaginarium at Dreams Playland. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Imaginarium Discovery Center". Anchorage Museum. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 Imagine Award Winners". Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Official site". Imaginarium Science Center. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Imaginarium Science Centre". Pandemonium: Discovery and Adventure Centre. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Imaginarium – A New Breed of Fantasy Clubbing in London". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Imaginarium". Time Out London. Retrieved 6 December 2014.