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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]