SandScapes Exhibit a Hit with WonderLab Visitors

2019-12-02T11:41:25-05:00November 25th, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, News, Support|

Major Support from Royal on the Eastside/Subaru of America Completes Funding for Augmented Reality Sandbox Exhibit Since opening in mid-November 2019 WonderLab’s latest exhibit, Sandscapes, has proven popular, engaging and, according to one visitor: “Super fun!” The interactive sandbox uses augmented reality (AR) technology to project colors onto kinetic sand, representing topographical features that change [...]

WonderLab Receives Funding from Rotary Foundation and Rotary District 6580 for Sprouts Lab

2019-11-20T14:54:36-05:00November 21st, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, News|

WonderLab is pleased to announce funding from Rotary Foundation for Sprouts Lab - a laboratory and experiment space for the youngest scientists. Sprouts Lab is adjacent to Science Sprouts Place, the new exhibit area for children birth-3 years of age and their caregivers that opened October 2019.  Sprouts Lab is a hands-on laboratory and will [...]

SandScapes: Augmented Reality Sandbox Coming to WonderLab

2019-11-22T14:46:56-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Exhibits, News|

WonderLab announces funding for new Earth Science Exhibit WonderLab is pleased to announce funding from Brabson Library and Educational Foundation for a new exhibit on geography, topography and other earth science topics. With the award WonderLab will be adding the new exhibit, SandScapes - an augmented reality sandbox, to the second floor gallery.  Augmented reality [...]

Science Sprouts Place Opens at WonderLab

2019-09-26T16:30:19-04:00September 26th, 2019|Exhibits, News, Wonderlab Education Blog|

Science Sprouts Place, the newest exhibit area at WonderLab, opens to the public on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The new activities and interactive exhibits are specially designed for children birth through age 3 and their caregivers.  “The first few years of life are a truly unique time for learning,” said Emmy Brockman, Education Director at [...]

Baby Brains: A New Laboratory for Studying Child Development

2019-08-26T12:33:31-04:00July 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

2018-12-07T12:56:18-05:00December 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 [...]