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Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: 18123371337
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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
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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A delight for children - lots of docents and great experiments

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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143 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Bloomington, IN
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

They had a great setup for a few hours of science fun. My 7 year old nieces had a blast! The best part is that it's small enough for them to play with different activities at the same time. There were plenty of things to do and they had a great time!

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

Thanks so much, purdue7, for taking the time to share your nieces' experience at WonderLab! We look forward to serving you again in future. More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our oldest grandson was the first to visit with us at Wonderlab. Now we have taken his son to share all the experiences with us and my daughter's daughter. It is a great two hours of fun, growth, and creating interest and learning the 'wonder' of our planet and society. On one visit they experienced fingerprinting of the children; they... More 

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

Wow! We're so excited, cooperdixie, to hear that WonderLab has served yet another generation of your family! We hope to provide fresh and exciting experiences for many generations to come. Wouldn't it be fun for each generation to share a photo of themselves at an iconic WonderLab spot with the next generation? More 

Chicago
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great place for kids and adults! So many fun things to do and play with. There is also a learning component involved that makes everything even more interesting.

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

Thank you, PattymaeChicago, for checking out WonderLab while you were visiting Bloomington! You are quite accurate that underlying all the play here is an educational mission. We hope you'll make the trip again to Bloomington in 2016 to see our new exhibitions and fresh experiences! More 

Bloomington, IN
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Many thanks, Smarthoosier, for taking the time to share your perspective on WonderLab with others! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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 82 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 

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Additional Information about WonderLab

Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: 18123371337
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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