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 [...]

Animal Update- December 2018

2018-12-07T12:56:18-04:00December 7th, 2018|Exhibits, News|

It has been a wild ride! Here are the updates: Big Headed Ants: We have been seeing a steady decline in the number of ants in the back up colony in AC. - As of 11/19 there was no brood left in the brood box and humidity had been dangerously low due to the addition [...]

WonderLab Announces STEM Starters, Funded Through Smithville Charitable Foundation

2018-05-21T16:35:04-04:00May 21st, 2018|Exhibits, News|

WonderLab is excited to announce STEM Starters, Exhibits for Preschool-Age Children  generously funded through a $7,500 grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation. STEM Starters are exhibits specifically designed for the 4-5-year-old age group that are embedded next to larger exhibits. Creating side-along exhibits with content that is compatible to current, more advanced exhibits adds another [...]

The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation Pledges $75,000 to WonderLab

2018-04-27T12:08:11-04:00April 30th, 2018|Exhibits|

The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation has pledged to give $75,000 over the next three years to WonderLab in order to help finance Science Sprouts Place. Science Sprouts Place will be a collection of exhibits designed, developed, and constructed specifically for children ages birth through three. The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation is a philanthropic [...]

Animal Update

2017-06-29T21:23:17-04:00October 24th, 2016|Exhibits|

Bearded Dragons Harley, has been moved from the Gallery Dragon Exhibit for a much deserved rest. You can now find Dot in the Gallery Tank. Dot is one of our two female dragons. She is the smaller of our two females and typically docile and friendly. Dot is fed in the mornings. Visitors have the [...]

Run! Jump! Fly!

2017-06-29T21:23:18-04:00October 11th, 2016|Exhibits|

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ Gets Children Moving! The traveling exhibition Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ is making its Indiana debut at WonderLab. Designed and constructed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this exhibition combats childhood inertia by allowing visitors to explore activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Activity stations invite participants to try out [...]