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Wonderlab

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Wonderlab is a non-profit museum of science and technology for both children and adults, though it offers many displays and activities for young children. It began as a volunteer-based traveling exhibit in 1994 by Debra Kent. In 1998, it set up a small presence on the north side of the downtown square. In 2003, it opened at its current location at 308 W. 4th Street. Exhibits include an "anthill" suitable for climbing; a water table with connectable pipes; a virtual soccer game; a working beehive; a cosmic ray detector; and several unusual musical instruments.

In 2008, Parents Magazine named the Wonderlab one of the top 20 science centers in the country.

Museum Programs

  • Daily Demonstrations
  • Special Events
  • Changing Exhibits
  • Scout Programs
  • Science Camps
  • Workshops
  • Outreach Services

Transient Exhibits

- June 2011 - August 2011: Toys the Inside Story - A large display of how mechanical toys work.

A visitor using the Wind Tunnel exhibit.

Location and Information

Address and Phone

308 W. 4th Street
Bloomington Indiana, 47404
Phone 812.337.1337
Fax 812.330-1337

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

External Links

Wonderlab website

Cosmic ray exhibit details