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Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812 337 1337
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology is an award-winning...
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.
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Take the kids! There is tons of fun things for kids to burn off some energy and learn a little bit without being aware of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
KYQuilter
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Berea, Kentucky
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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A bit haphazard collection of activities and exhibits but an average eight year can enjoy it for about one and half hours.

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

Thank you, 274887Kjb, for coming to WonderLab while you were visiting Bloomington from Budapest, Hungary. We're delighted that the museum was a stop on your itinerary! We notice that you visited last September, which was a time when we were slowly changing out our exhibits in the galleries. Perhaps that is what gave you the impression that the collection was... More 

Berea, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Take the kids! There is tons of fun things for kids to burn off some energy and learn a little bit without being aware of it.

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

Many thanks, KYQuilter, for your enthusiastic review of WonderLab. We appreciate your insight into our educational mission while noting that WonderLab is FUN! More 

Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went here with our two granddaughters ages 3 and a walking 1 year old and their parents. We spent just over two hours, went to lunch and went back for more. Very nice facility with hands on activities for kids of all ages. Even the one year old had a good time. Upstairs there are tanks with reptiles and... More 

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

We are delighted, smeak13, that you think of WonderLab as a "must-see attraction" in Bloomington! Thank you and come on down from Indy again soon! More 

Missouri
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180 reviews 180 reviews
108 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a fun afternoon at the Wonderlab. While this is much smaller than many children's museums and activity houses we have been to, my 7 years old son enjoyed himself for several hours. He especially liked the parachute drop, water tables, stick building center, and bee hive. The staff was nice and they have a gift shop. We would... More 

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

Thank you, Natasha W., for taking the time to write about your family's experience at WonderLab! Your words are high praise indeed coming from a Show-Me State reviewer. We look forward to serving you again when you come to Bloomington! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

While visiting Bloomington, we visited WonderLab with my 3.5 year old and 1 year old. They both had a great time exploring. There are several science-based activities that kids of various ages can enjoy. The building itself isn't all that big, but we had several hours of fun but it could be crowded on a busier day. I think this... More 

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

Thank you for visiting WonderLab, smeak13! We really appreciate your positive review of WonderLab as a "must-see attraction" in Bloomington. We look forward to serving your family again soon! More 

Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great hands on for kids! Catch the reindeer show if you get a chance. Lots of science experiments and even some climbing opportunities,

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

Great to hear from you, somuchtraveled! For the benefit of those who don't know, WonderLab typically offers a special science program in December with a live reindeer and other Arctic animals. The "climbing opportunity" is a two-story climbing maze in the shape of a grapevine. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Rigby, Idaho, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Used to bring the grandkids all the time. Always new things for them to discover. Even for the teens. They loved the place and it was a good way to spend an afternoon. For the money its top of the list.

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

Many thanks, Debbie W, for sharing your opinion about WonderLab! We're happy we were able to serve your family so well and for so many years. Look forward to seeing you one day with great grandkids? More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A great amenity for the kiddos, but loud and crowded. Nice gift shop with a good selection of Green Toys and other unique items.

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

Thank you, Lorie D, for your review of WonderLab! The museum can get quite lively (and noisy) during holidays and school breaks. It appears that you may have visited at one of these times recently. Please remember that you can check our website homepage and Facebook page for "high visitation" alerts, which we post we can predict large numbers of... More 

Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The ability to turn play into learning for children of all ages is the fantastic feature of the wonderlab. Parents in the area who take there children to this exhibit of science and play come away with a reward of an exciting time with their children while they and their kids learn. If other cities around the country duplicated this... More 

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

Thank you, Charles S., for your positive review of WonderLab! It makes everyone here so happy when we hear that our efforts have met and even exceeded your expectations. You really nailed it when you said we "turn play into learning" because that is our purpose as a nonprofit educational organization. We are humbled that someone from California, where you... More 

Indianapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Dear Kim C - Thank you for your enthusiastic and detailed review of WonderLab! Since you mentioned parking, I just want to make sure you are aware of the parking info available on our website at http://www.wonderlab.org/visit/parking/ Also, the city's parking meters are free on Sundays and on selected official city holidays. We hope you'll plan another trip here from... More 

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