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Awards

WonderLab’s excellence has been widely recognized by educational, cultural, business, environmental, and volunteer organizations.

  • Educational Excellence

    Community Partnership Award, 2010-2011
    Awarded by: The Monroe County Community School Corporation

    Outstanding Community Supporter, 2007
    Awarded by: Girls Scouts of Tulip Trace Council, Inc.

    Outstanding Partner in Education, 2007
    Awarded by: Phi Delta Kappa, IU/Alpha Chapter

    Certificate of Recognition, 1998
    Awarded by: South Central Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Cultural Excellence

    2013 Certificate of Excellence Award
    Awarded by: TripAdvisor

    One of the 50 Reasons to Love Bloomington
    Awarded by: Bloom Magazine (August/September 2011)

    Best Attraction, 2011
    Awarded by: Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau

    "Hidden Treasure"
    Awarded by: Indy's Child (March 2009 issue)

    Top 25 Science Center in the United States, 2008
    Ranked #17 by: Parents Magazine (September issue)

    Quality of Life Award, 2005 (for WonderGarden)
    Awarded by: Downtown Bloomington Commission

    Outstanding Contribution to Downtown Bloomington Revitalization, 2004
    Awarded by: Downtown Bloomington Commission

    "City's Best" Museum, 2004
    Awarded by: AOL Cityguide

    Community Enhancement Award, 2003
    Awarded by: Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

    Attraction of the Year, 2003
    Awarded by: Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Best Place to Find Unusual Gifts, 2003 (for museum gift store)
    Awarded by: Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Best Place to Take Kids, 2003
    Voted as Herald-Times Readers Choice

    Best Special Event: WonderLab Museum for a Day, 1997
    Awarded by: Commission for Bloomington Downtown

  • Business Practices Excellence

    Internship/Sponsor Award 2010
    Awarded by: College Internship Program, Bloomington Center

    Be More Knowledgeable Award, 2010 (for the Volunteer Team)
    Awarded by: City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

    Be More People's Choice Award, 2010 (for the Volunteer Team)
    Awarded by: City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

    Certified Wildlife Habitat (WonderGarden in 2009)
    Certified by: National Wildlife Federation

    Bloomington INBloom Curb Appeal Contest 2009 (for WonderGarden)
    Awarded by: Bloomington Board of Realtors

    Best Place to Volunteer, 2009
    Awarded by: Indiana Daily Student

    Indiana Achievement Award, 2008 (category: Innovation)
    Awarded by: Sycamore Foundation

    FUSE Business Innovation Award: Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2007
    Awarded by: South Central Small Business Development Center and inVenture

    Public Service Award, 2003
    Awarded by: Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility

    Best Website, 2003
    Awarded by: Bloomington Convention and Visitor Center

    Schreck Community Award, 2003
    Awarded by: Indiana University, Division of Student Affairs

    Organization of the Year, 2000
    Awarded by: Commission for Bloomington Downtown