Enjoy a creative approach to learning about science and building vocabulary this summer at the WonderLab in Bloomington!
Science from A to Z, a new hands-on exhibition, takes the whole family on an exciting treasure hunt to find a different science experience for each letter of the alphabet. The 26 interactive stations cover everything from biomechanics to dinosaurs to magnetism to solar power to the physics of being lifted up into the air on a “bed” of nails!
To add to the fun, the letter X, which stands for the unknown in science, is placed in a different location each week. The clue to its location is posted in the museum and on the WonderLab Facebook page. In addition, visitors may encounter volunteers in special lab coats with engaging “pocket science” activities.
“Scientific ideas cannot be shared without words. This is a whimsical approach to learning about science and building vocabulary. It’s fun for young children to simply hunt for the letter and activity. For older children and adults, it’s an engaging way to explore scientific concepts more deeply together,” says Karen Jepson-Innes, associate executive director.
Science from A to Z opened June 3 and is on display through January 2016. A concurrent art exhibition, Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals, is on display through October 24. It showcases the 26 illustrated pages of the new alphabet picture book for children. The illustrations include pronunciation guides and captions describing where and when the prehistoric animals lived.
WonderLab is located at 308 West 4th Street in the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District. WonderLab is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call WonderLab Visitor Services at (812) 337-1337 ext. 25, visit the website at wonderlab.org/ or get social on Facebook facebook.com/WonderLab.Museum.