Bloomington: Your Winter Break Family Destination

This December you won’t have to travel far to have a holiday experience rivaling what you’d find in “destination” cities! Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy them at affordable Bloomington prices.


Start your day at the award-winning WonderLab, the hands-on science museum in downtown Bloomington. While there, you can explore the 26 interactive stations of the special exhibition Science from A to Z. Programs throughout the month add to the enrichment. Meet live reindeer during shows which highlight the adaptations of Arctic animals to their climate (December 19 and 20), or take in fire and ice science shows (December 22). As the month draws to a close, play a round of Science Masters Mini Golf inside WonderLab (December 29-31)! Each hole will have a surprising, themed challenge related to a different scientist and the work for which s/he is known. Pick up the December issue of Indy’s Child for a free museum admission coupon good through January 3.

Cardinal Stage Company’s

Continue your enriching day with Cardinal Stage Company’s top-notch production of the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical Mary Poppins at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, just a short walk from WonderLab. Mary Poppins is the heart-warming tale of a whimsical nanny who inspires the family of Jane and Michael Banks through timeless songs, delightful dance numbers, and magic! Shows will be at 2 pm and 6 pm on selected days from December 18 through January 2. Get $3 off per ticket with the promotional code INDYSCHILD when you buy your tickets online.

Make Bloomington your winter break destination for a holiday experience second to none! WonderLab is located at 308 West 4th Street and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is located at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue in the Blooomington Entertainment and Arts District along with a diverse selection of shops and restaurants. See you in Bloomington!

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