Inspiration Station


The City of Wilson is sponsoring Inspiration Station feature again this year at the North Carolina Whirligig Festival. Douglas Street will transform into a space to build, create, and envision. With Brick Scholars, 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. 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.




Learn more and register


 Capture the Flag Ethical Hacking Competition


Middle and high school students from Wilson will compete against students from Westminster, Maryland in a series of puzzles. Teams will use hacking tools to earn points. The team with the most points captures the flag!

We’re recruiting coaches and participants interested in technology learning new cyber-security skills and working with a team. No prior experience needed for participants. Registration will be available soon.


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 help build a Rube Golberg Machine. A Rube Golberg Machine is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor of such contraptions, Rube Goldberg (1883–1970). Please watch this video for examples.