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“Great place for busy little children to explore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of WonderLab

WonderLab
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place for busy little children to explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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.

Visited June 2014
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Thank LILBeachy
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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
We're delighted that your WonderLab experience was a happy one! Thank you for visiting!
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Wellman, Iowa
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful WonderLab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 small area.

The girl at the front desk was exceptionally nice and so friendly. She offered to allow my son and his wife to call anytime to get information on not only WonderLab, but also Bloomington.

I think the best feature of WonderLab had to be the water table. We all had a lot of fun and all got a bit wet.

Visited July 2014
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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
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 in their new hometown.
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Brownsburg, Indiana
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun & educational”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

My two sons enjoyed an afternoon here. While not a very big place, there are many activities to enjoy.

Visited March 2014
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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
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!
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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not what people put it out to be!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I took my son and my nephews the gift shop is really pricey. The activities weren't all that great they didn't grab the kids attention...although they did have fun with the mirrors. The second floor nothing is really hands on, and the first floor is small. The Activities on the first floor are really kind of boring!!! and finally the admission fee is ridiculous $7.00 per persons aging 1yr. and up adults should not have to pay to get it.. and $7.00 per kid is outrageous

Visited March 2014
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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear Kasey W.,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to WonderLab. We're disappointed that we did not meet your expectations in general, but we're glad that the special exhibition, "Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection," was fun and educational for your family. Since you commented on the $7 general admission, I want to alert you to low-cost admission opportunities that WonderLab offers. These include half-price general admission during First Friday Evenings of each month, the annual Dollar Day, free Teen Nights, and half-price admission opportunities for other selected sponsored program days. WonderLab also participates in the Access Pass Program, which is an annual pass for eligible low-income Indiana families so that they receive $1 per family member admission per visit. We hope you will give WonderLab another chance and visit again in future.
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Carmel, Indiana
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Young and Old will have Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

My girlfriend and I took our boys ranging from ages 8-14 to WonderLab for a few hours of fun. There were so many fun and unique things to do there that we had to practically drag the boys away when it was time to leave. Everywhere you turned, they're was something else to see or do. We all enjoyed our day and we all learned new things. Great place!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Zinwinegirl
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Louise S, Public Relations Manager at WonderLab, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear Zinwinegirl,

Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to WonderLab! We're so happy to know when we have met or exceeded a visitor's expectations. You might be interested to know that you'll find new experiences this summer when we open the special exhibition "Nano: Small Science, Big Fun"!
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