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Summertime at Bloomington’s WonderLab Museum

The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology provides engaging science experiences to more than 80,000 people each year, with exhibits and programs that appeal to visitors of all ages. The museum is in the heart of Bloomington’s cultural district, close to dozens of restaurants, shops, and other activities.

The museum’s iconic exhibits include the Grapevine Climber, Bubble-Airium, Discovery Garden, and an extensive live animal collection. Your Amazing Brain!, running through September 28, is a family-oriented, interactive exhibition that explores what your brain looks like inside and out; how electrical activity makes everything in your brain happen; how your brain processes sensory information; and how you can change your brain by what you think and do. Below are some special programs and activities happening at WonderLab this summer. For more information, visit wonderlab.org.

wonderlabNational Ham Radio Kids’ Day

Saturday, June 18, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 
Explore the original wireless communication through a variety of activities. At 2:00 p.m., for an additional fee, visitors can build their own radio. Advance registration is recommended for this activity. To reserve your radio kit, call (812) 337-1337, ext. 11.

Superhero Science Weekend

Saturday, July 23, 12:30-4:30 p.m. 
Sunday, July 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dress up as your favorite superhero and bring the whole family for this fun weekend of science!

Take Apart: Robot Rodeo

Saturday, August 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 
Sunday, August 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Children will work with real tools to disassemble computers, radios, VCRs and more while they learn what the parts are and what they do. Kids will also tinker with Scribblebots, homemade robots that create art.

WonderLab After Dark

August 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The museum’s quarterly 21+ event includes food, adult beverages and fun science activities. This edition has a “murder mystery” theme, with visitors as sleuths! Tickets available at wonderlab.org.

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