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Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812 337 1337
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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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Wonderlab is great for kids

This is an awesome place to kill a few hours with young kids. There are interesting, hands on science exhibits, live animals, a climbing vine, and much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place to kill a few hours with young kids. There are interesting, hands on science exhibits, live animals, a climbing vine, and much more.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took our then 1 year old to the Wonderlab for the afternoon. We were not sure how much there would be for such a young child to do, but he had a blast. The "toddler" area is great and has lots of hands on activities.

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

Thank you, Rachel C, for sharing your your WonderLab experience! People sometimes are surprised by how much a 1-year-old can enjoy and benefit from the museum's enriching environment. You'll find that your child will approach these same early learning activities differently each time he visits as he grows and develops. More 

Indiana
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a great place to take the grandboys - so fun that we ended up buying them a year-long pass. Right next to the Hyatt where we stay when we visit so it's convenient.

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

We appreciate your review of WonderLab, apratt0905! It's always special when we see grandparents and grandkids having a great time together at the museum. Thank you for pointing out the tremendous value of an annual membership. Not only is it good for unlimited free admission at WonderLab but also provides free reciprocal admission at more than 300 other participating hands-on... More 

Western Michigan
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What a fun, educational spot to spend an hour or two (or more) with children! A huge variety of hands on things to do for all ages including fine motor and gross motor activities, water play, music, science, and more. A great place to invest in a yearly pass for many visits!

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

Thank you for writing about your visit, oak13mich! We really appreciate that you understand the educational basis of "playing" at WonderLab. It sounds like you had a great experience enjoying WonderLab with your grandchildren. As you noted, WonderLab's annual membership is a fabulous deal! Not only does it include free admission for an unlimited number of visits to WonderLab, but... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We've brought our son here a few times since he turned two. We just visited again a couple days ago (he's 4 now) and had another fun visit. We go to the Indianapolis Children's Museum frequently and while it is much larger our son has as much fun here. At this age he wouldn't be able to see all of... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing about your experience, Katie F.! WonderLab welcomes people of all abilities. We try to incorporate universal design principles into our exhibits to make the experience we offer as broadly accessible as possible. We're delighted that a staff member (blue apron) or volunteer (green apron) engaged your son in a positive way with one of... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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191 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about WonderLab

Address: Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812 337 1337
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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