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WonderLab

308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
812 337 1337
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology is an award-winning science museum and popular destination for family fun! The museum offers two... more » Owner description: The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology is an award-winning science museum and popular destination for family fun! The museum offers two floors of exciting hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages! These include a two-story grapevine climbing maze, close encounters with live animals, the Bubble-Airium, and a special area with science adventures for very young children. WonderLab is an accessible facility. Amenities include a gift store, vending/snack area, and outdoor garden. WonderLab is located on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the Bloomington entertainment and arts district (BEAD). See WonderLab’s website for special programs and events, discount admission opportunities, special exhibitions, private party rentals, high visitation alerts, and more. « less
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Indianapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited for the second time last week during our Fall Break. Our kids (7,9 and 10) had a great time. Lots of hands on, science and learning related activities that kept them busy for a couple hours. The place was clean and we'll maintained. It is not a huge place, but packed with fun things. My kids loved the... More

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Nashville, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had 19 people from age 3 to 40. It only takes a couple of hours to get trough but you can spend as long as you like. Great fun and not a bad price!

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greenwood
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My grandson's 3 & 5 enjoyed their selves here but do I think it was worth $7.00 a person no way!! I couldn't believe that adults had to pay that much to watch your kids explore and play. Had some interesting things and educational play but it is a small attraction, At some points there were so many children it... More

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

We're glad to know that your grandsons enjoyed their visit to WonderLab, but sorry that we didn't meet your expectations during your visit. As a small museum, we post alerts on the homepage of our website and on our Facebook page when we expect large groups. However, we typically don't have large group visits in August, so we must assume... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a small but very nice & well-maintained children's museum for a small city. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the exhibits are engaging.

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

We're delighted that your WonderLab experience was a happy one! Thank you for visiting! More

Wellman, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My son and daughter in law have very recently moved to Bloomington and I came for a visit this past weekend. After the Fourth of July parade we decided to take the kids, ages 2 and 5 to WonderLab. Although, they had a blast; so did the rest of us. There is a lot of fun crammed into a relatively... More

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear wataugaone, Thank you for writing about your positive experience at WonderLab! We're so glad that all the adults got into the fun along with the kids. The WonderLab staff takes great pleasure in welcoming new residents of Bloomington. We hope your grandchildren become "Wonder Kids" over the years and consider the museum one their special places to hang out... More

Edinburgh, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My two sons enjoyed an afternoon here. While not a very big place, there are many activities to enjoy.

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear cozycritters4, Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your visit to WonderLab! We're delighted that you and your sons had a full afternoon of fun here! More

Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I took my son and my nephews the gift shop is really pricey. The activities weren't all that great they didn't grab the kids attention...although they did have fun with the mirrors. The second floor nothing is really hands on, and the first floor is small. The Activities on the first floor are really kind of boring!!! and finally the... More

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear Kasey W., Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to WonderLab. We're disappointed that we did not meet your expectations in general, but we're glad that the special exhibition, "Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection," was fun and educational for your family. Since you commented on the $7 general admission, I want to alert you to... More

Carmel, Indiana
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I took our boys ranging from ages 8-14 to WonderLab for a few hours of fun. There were so many fun and unique things to do there that we had to practically drag the boys away when it was time to leave. Everywhere you turned, they're was something else to see or do. We all enjoyed our... More

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear Zinwinegirl, Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to WonderLab! We're so happy to know when we have met or exceeded a visitor's expectations. You might be interested to know that you'll find new experiences this summer when we open the special exhibition "Nano: Small Science, Big Fun"! More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

This place has many diverse activities that are perfect for ages 2-8. We spent hours exploring nature, physics, music, bubbles, mirrors and climbing. I would highly recommend this if you are in Bloomington, IN with little ones.

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear renies77, Thank you for visiting WonderLab when you were in town! We know you have outstanding hands-on museums in St. Louis, which makes us appreciate your positive review even more. We hope to see you again when you are in Bloomington! More

Mooresville, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

great little place, totally worth it. miniature version of the children's museum in indy, but smaller and way less crowds.

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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear a b, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at WonderLab! We look forward to seeing you again. If you prefer a less crowded atmosphere, please check our website and/or Facebook page to see if we've posted a weekly "high visitation" alert for days when we know we're expecting large groups. This is especially helpful... More

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