WonderLab offers a friendly learning environment with engaging hands-on science exhibits that support current Indiana Academic Standards. WonderLab welcomes groups of all ages, including adults, and people of all abilities. Groups are defined as a minimum of ten paid individuals with a confirmed reservation at least two weeks prior to the visit. WonderLab offers free or reduced group rates to eligible nonprofit organizations, including schools, through our Connecting to the Community Fund.
Group visits by children are more successful and safe when there is adequate supervision by adult chaperones. One adult receives free admission for every ten paid children in a group. Others who receive free admission are bus drivers and additional adult chaperones who are current WonderLab members. Please note that other adults who are not current WonderLab members will be charged admission at the discount group rate.
Basic Package: $5.00 per person
The basic group visit is a self-directed exploration of the exhibit galleries facilitated by museum staff and volunteers. For a more structured educational experience, you may download the WonderChallenge.pdf. We also strongly encourage you to think about the gift store as a math skills opportunity. Lunch room facilities are free, but are only available by reservation.
Basic Package Plus Rainbow Glasses: $6.00 per person
In addition to receiving all the benefits of a basic package, each person in the group will receive a pair of rainbow glasses and a sheet with experiments to do with rainbow glasses back at school or at home. Rainbow glasses have special lenses that bend and separate light into the colors of the visible spectrum.
Increase the educational value of your group visit by adding an interactive demonstration or lab session! The additional fee is $30 for a science demonstration and $45 for a lab session. See the Demos & Labs page.
The gift store can prepare “science to go” bags with content you specify for each person in your group at a set price. This price varies according to the contents of the bag. You must order “science to go” bags in advance when you make your group visit reservation. See the Shop to Learn page for more about making the gift store an educational opportunity.