Holiday Activities at Bloomington’s WonderLab Museum

WonderLab Museum’s vision is to “build curious and creative problem solvers, inspired by the wonder of science!” Its two-story facility in downtown Bloomington is home to a wide variety of hands-on activities and special educational programs.

Special Exhibition

The traveling exhibition Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action opened this fall and continues at WonderLab through January 16. Designed and constructed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this exhibition combats childhood inertia by allowing visitors to explore activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Activity stations invite participants to try out kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga horizontal climbing, and other physical activities.

Holiday Reindeer Show

WonderLab’s second floor is home to some interesting creatures, including a bearded dragon, a skink, a variety of snakes and a working beehive. On Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, arctic creatures will visit the museum, including a reindeer. The shows will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $4 for members / $5 for non-members (plus museum admission) and will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Science Masters Mini Golf

From Tuesday, December 27 – Thursday, December 29, visitors to WonderLab will have the opportunity to experience an entertaining and engaging mini golf course. Participants will explore physics, learn about famous scientists and win some fun prizes.

WonderLab Expands Hours of Operation in 2017

Starting in January, WonderLab’s new hours will be Tuesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. Through December 31, the museum is open Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. For further information, visit

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