Hi! Im Karen Ames, the creator of the Imaginarium.


My career has been in Early Childhood Education, working with preschool aged children for 18 years in both teacher and director capacity, as well as raising my three children as a stay at home mom. Now that my children are young adults, it is time to redirect my creative energy and love of children.


Making traveling hands on exhibits for children's museums is the perfect mix of my need of a creative outlet and my knowledge of how children learn.

Our newest exhibit "The Secrets of Bees" focuses on a very timely subject.


Let’s educate our children now to the great importance of bees and help insure our food source for future generations.  


Bees are so much more than a nuisance in the summer wading pool and children need to know and appreciate bees in all their amazing glory.

"A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"        

  ~Albert Einstein