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Celebrate the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary at WonderLab

2019-07-17T16:31:56-04:00July 17th, 2019|News|

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing during WonderLab’s special event Night at the Museum: Moon Landing Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 20 from 6 - 8 p.m at the museum.  “The moon landing is a huge, historically significant accomplishment,” said Sarah Lynn Wells, WonderLab’s Adult and Secondary Education Specialist. “We are [...]

Baby Brains: A New Laboratory for Studying Child Development

2019-07-29T12:45:15-04:00July 12th, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, Programs, Support, Wonderlab Education Blog|

A conversation with Dr. Linda Smith – Bringing Head Cameras Home  Dr. Linda Smith. Photo courtesy of Linda Smith What is learning? What does it mean to learn? WonderLab intern Aditya Belamkar sat down with Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Dr. Linda Smith, who provided some insight into [...]

The Science Behind the Sprouts

2019-06-26T18:03:43-04:00June 7th, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, Support, Wonderlab Education Blog|

Cognitive Neuroscience Inspires Exhibits WonderLab has worked for more than twenty years to ensure that science education is both accessible and fun. The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, (DCN Lab) has been researching the ways that infants and toddlers learn about and experience the world since 2007. In late 2016 WonderLab staff met with scientists from [...]

Honey Bee Social Structure

2019-04-24T14:28:29-04:00May 24th, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, WonderLab Alive!|

Honey bees are extraordinary creatures. Like humans, they live in groups, enjoy each other’s company, and work together to achieve common goals. Unlike humans, they are eusocial. This means the individual bee is part of a caste, or type, of bee: either the “worker” or non-reproductive caste, or the “royal” or reproductive caste. Bees in [...]

Snoopy in Space at WonderLab

2019-05-14T12:00:51-04:00May 14th, 2019|Mission, News, Programs|

The year is 1969. The Space Race is heating up, and the USSR and the USA are vying for dominance in above the clouds. The world was watching, and both nations had incredible support from their allies and citizens. The USA had one distinct advantage over its rival, however - Snoopy. At the time, Peanuts, [...]