Imagination Station

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"It was the best day of my life!"

That's what one of our guests said about Imagination Station. And you'll have an awesome time, too!

Saturday, OCT 14, 2023

Event Registration begins
Monday, October 2 at 8:00AM.

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About Imagination Station



Meet Your Favorite
PBS KIDS Characters

Meet Daniel Tiger, Donkey Hodie, Elinor, Clifford and many other PBS KIDS favorites. Pictures and hugs are encouraged!


Activity Stations

Interactive skill stations with your favorite PBS KIDS characters. Explore awesome learning topics like reading, science, technology and more.

Meet Our Special Guests








Alina and Hamlet

Alina & Hamlet

QC Can Therapy Dogs

QC CAN Therapy Dogs

2023 Imagination Station Sponsors


Awesome Entertainment and Games


WQPT PBS KIDS Club members receive admission to the Imagination Station VIP Event and are invited to participate in our WQPT PBS KIDS Club on-air spot that airs throughout the year.

In addition, kids (and their families) receive a variety of WQPT PBS KIDS Club goodies including a NEW member benefit, WQPT PBS Passport, giving you access thousands of hours of PBS on-demand program content.

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to join the WQPT PBS KIDS Club.


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Volunteers Needed

You're invited to join us by volunteering at our largest event. It's a lot of fun! Volunteer for a few hours and see how we bring meaningful Outreach to the region.

Volunteers help make Imagination Station special!


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What is Imagination Station?

Imagination Station is a family event that features entertaining and educational activities for everyone. Super special guests (like Daniel Tiger & Xavier Riddle) each have their own station with fun activities, games and resources—all reinforcing the learning concepts of their specific PBS KIDS program.

When is Imagination Station?

The public event will be held in two sessions on Saturday, October 14, 2023. The morning session begins at 9:00AM. and the afternoon session begins at 12:00PM.
In addition, there is a private invitation-only VIP event for WQPT PBS KIDS Club members on Thursday, October 12, 2023 held at the Bettendorf Family Museum.

Where is the event held?

Imagination Station is held on the riverfront campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, located at 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois.

What ages can attend?

Activities are targeted for children ages 1–7, however all ages are welcome.

Are the tickets really free?

Yes! Although the event is free, an admission ticket is required. Because of the generous support of our sponsors, the event is completely free to the public. This year’s presenting sponsor is Scott County Regional Authority. Character sponsors include SAL Community Services, 3M, and IHMVCU.

When will tickets be available?

While the event is free, each person attending must have a ticket. WQPT PBS requests that families only register once so that every family can attend the event. On our website, tickets will be available beginning October 2 at 8:00AM. A total of 4,000 tickets will be distributed for either the morning (9:00-11:00AM) or afternoon (12:00-2:00PM) sessions. You must register, download, print and bring your ticket to the event.

Will there be other activities?

In addition to meeting their favorite PBS friends, kids can read to therapy dogs, get creative with art, music, and dance and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each PBS KIDS character will have their own station with fun activities, games, and resources to take home.

Can I volunteer at the event?

Absolutely! Learn more & register today!

More than 200 volunteers are needed over the two-day period to assist with set-up, parking, activities, characters, entertainment and tear down. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch during their shift. Volunteers will be sent additional information after sign up and are encouraged to attend a volunteer orientation the week prior to the big day.

Children ages 10 and above are allowed to volunteer with their parents/caregivers. Learn more & register today!