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Contact the Museum Visit Coordinator

Celeste Wolfinger
Museum Visit Coordinator
812.337.1337 ext. 11
schedule@wonderlab.org

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Group Visits

Science Labs

FREE Mystery Skulls Lab for the first ten groups to make a reservation for a visit with this lab! The reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance. This free educational presentation is supported by a grant from the Ostrom Foundation of Indiana University to Armin Moczek, Indiana University Biology Department, and the WonderLab Museum.


Students doing lab activityIncrease the educational value of your self-directed group visit by adding an interactive science lab! These lab sessions take place in a Lab Room for your group alone. The content supports Indiana Academic Standards in Science, and the presentation is adjusted as appropriate for the group's grade level. Lab sessions must be requested at the time you schedule as an upgrade to your basic group visit.


LAB SESSIONS

Fee: $45 per session | Length: 45 minutes
Maximum for each session: 30 individuals

  • Grade 1

    Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.

    • Solids and Liquids: Weird and Wonderful Take a tour of these different states of matter. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities, learn about the characteristics that distinguish solids from liquids. Then, discover some super secrets about weird solids and liquids!

  • Grade 2

    Great Gravity! Can you resist the pull? Find out how gravity is at the center of your balance and movements through demonstrations, physical challenges and even the construction of a simple toy.

    Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.

    • Science of Sound Get loud and clear with the physics of sound and learn how good vibrations are the source of the sound of music.

    • Solids and Liquids: Weird and Wonderful Take a tour of these different states of matter. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities, learn about the characteristics that distinguish solids from liquids. Then, discover some super secrets about weird solids and liquids!

  • Grade 3

    • Electricity and Magnetism Learn about the link between magnetism and electricity. Students will work in small groups to study magnets, construct electric circuits, and learn about the Earth's magnetic poles.

    Great Gravity! Can you resist the pull? Find out how gravity is at the center of your balance and movements through demonstrations, physical challenges and even the construction of a simple toy.

    Journey to the Center of the Earth Take a journey through the layers of the Earth, discover what makes each layer unique and examine some of the rocks and minerals that are found there.

    • Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.

    • Science of Sound Get loud and clear with the physics of sound and learn how good vibrations are the source of the sound of music.

    • Solids and Liquids: Weird and Wonderful Take a tour of these different states of matter. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities, learn about the characteristics that distinguish solids from liquids. Then, discover some super secrets about weird solids and liquids!

  • Grade 4

    Cell Works See how the parts of a cell work together, like machinery in a factory, to create products like skin, hair, muscle and more! Students will create models to visualize cell structures too small to see. 

    • Electricity and Magnetism Learn about the link between magnetism and electricity. Students will work in small groups to study magnets, construct electric circuits, and learn about the Earth's magnetic poles.

    Journey to the Center of the Earth Take a journey through the layers of the Earth, discover what makes each layer unique and examine some of the rocks and minerals that are found there.

    • Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.

    • Science of Sound Get loud and clear with the physics of sound and learn how good vibrations are the source of the sound of music.

  • Grade 5

    • Electricity and Magnetism Learn about the link between magnetism and electricity. Students will work in small groups to study magnets, construct electric circuits, and learn about the Earth's magnetic poles.

    Journey to the Center of the Earth Take a journey through the layers of the Earth, discover what makes each layer unique and examine some of the rocks and minerals that are found there.

    • Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.

  • Grade 6

    Cells from the Inside Out Go on a journey from the nucleus of the cell to its outer boundary! Hands-on activities explore the function and structures of organelles and the diversity of cell types. Career paths in biology and medicine will be discussed.

    • Mystery Skulls What can a skull tell you about its owner’s life? Investigate a diversity of mammal skulls and learn how to interpret those adaptations that are necessary for survival.