Inspiration Station


The City of Wilson is sponsoring a NEW Inspiration Station feature this year at the North Carolina Whirligig Festival. Douglas Street will transform into a space to build, create, and envision. With Brick Scholars, Scrap Exchange, Greenlight, and Imagination Station Science & History Museum.



Brick Scholars – Lego Creations

Kids five and up will be able to make lego creations, even a whirligig! Showcase your creation with the onsite photo booth.

  • Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


 The Scrap Exchange

Everyone from five to 95 can create something new from scrap material; pieces to make whirligigs will be available. Showcase y our creation with the onsite photo booth!

  • Saturday only, Nov. 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Greenlight Virtual Reality Demo

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun! Demo’s available for 16 and up. Virtual Reality is not just for gamers anymore, it is everywhere. Learn more about this technology and where you will see it next. Some participants will explore today’s VR applications with Oculus headset. Learning how Wilson’s Greenlight fiber network makes Wilson the perfect headquarters for companies using VR.



Imagination Station Science & History Museum 

The Imagination Station is located at the corner of Douglas Street and Nash Street. It makes up the Avenue of the Sciences in Historic Downtown Wilson. During the N.C. Whirligig Festival they will be open for visitors to come in and explore as well as be a part of Inspiration Station. Children five and up will be able to enjoy:

  • Take It Apart. Make It.
  • Build A Catapult.