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Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: 18123371337
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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So fun!

I took my little sister here and we both absolutely loved it! So many fun, hands-on activities. The ant exhibit was fascinating. Definitely would go back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Carbondale
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I took my little sister here and we both absolutely loved it! So many fun, hands-on activities. The ant exhibit was fascinating. Definitely would go back again!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I liked everything. Definitely for elementary-school aged kids. Small gift shop. Two floors. Two blocks off of the courthouse square.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My grand kids love this place. It's especially fun for those under 12. I've been there several times with them in the last few years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been volunteering here for years. It's a great place for pretty much anyone of any age. Say hi to the bearded dragons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have been to science museums all over the country and world ... and most of them are just larger versions of Wonderlab. This great museum has all of the experiences you would have at a larger venue (e.g., Chicago Science and Industry Museum), but on a smaller scale. It is also a great, safe place for kids to run... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I took my grandson to WonderLab in the late winter. After having been off from school for winter vacation, coupled with the bad weather, he was primed for some action! The WonderLab did not disappoint! There are so many things to do, learn from and about, and many hands on learning activities. The photo opportunities are none too few either.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent for a small exhibition of basic science ideas. Full of K-4th grade kids. Good Docents to help kids. Bit of everything. Upstairs has some live animal exhibits with good cameras to see smaller wildlife. (Caution - do pay for the parking!!! Aggressive parking police)

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

Thank you so much, NewillDB, for your review of WonderLab! We're so glad you enjoyed your museum experience, but regret that you had a parking issue. Since it is difficult to predict how long you might be at WonderLab, we recommend that you look for parking first in the two nearby public parking garages, where you take a ticket as... More 

Bloomington, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great time for taking children 10 and under. Lots of hands-on exhibits and activities involving water, and puzzles. Love the bubble maker!

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

We're so glad to hear from you, Rick B! Thank you for sharing your family's experience at WonderLab. Just curious: Which exhibit in the Bubble-Airium did you especially love? Come back soon! More 

Freedom, Indiana
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderlab isn't a large children's museum & exploratory but it is a delightful one and my grandbears ask to come here. It's a great way to spend a few hours letting your kids be creative and explore cool things. Wonderlab will often have special events that they do very well. I think you'll enjoy your time here

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

We appreciate your review of WonderLab, Laurie-Ann C! We didn't know we were serving "grandbears" but we love the species label! As you noted, we try to provide open-ended experiences that stimulate creativity and experimentation as a means to discovery. Come back again soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I lived in this area for 6 years, and took my kids, and some friends kids with us. My boys had a great time, but I think I had the most fun watching them get all excited and tell me about what they learned. Great hands on learning experiences for all.

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

Thank you, angela c, for making WonderLab one of your destinations while visiting Bloomington! We really appreciate the kudos, especially knowing that you have fabulous hands-on museums in your new hometown of Denver. We especially appreciate your insight into the educational aspect of play, not only for the kids but for yourself! More 

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