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WonderLab

Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: 812 337 1337
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology is an award-winning science museum and popular...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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 

Nashville, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie M - Thank you so much for writing about the great time all of you had at WonderLab! We're always thrilled to hear about adults who are "young at heart" and having a blast here with the younger set. We look forward to your next visit! More 

greenwood
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

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