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 [...]

Reintroducing Bloomington to the Horseless Carriage

2018-05-07T08:32:54-04:00April 28th, 2018|Wonderlab Education Blog|

In today’s world, one of the few things we can be certain of is our need for scientists, technology-developers, engineers, and mathematicians. As we say at WonderLab, these individuals work in STEM fields (aka: the fields of  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and their expertise is vital. According to the U.S Department of Commerce STEM [...]

Play’s the Thing

2018-05-07T08:33:00-04:00March 29th, 2018|Wonderlab Education Blog|

The front page of the WonderLab website proudly proclaims, “Play is Serious Learning!” As an early childhood education specialist, education researcher, teacher educator, and WonderLab’s Director of Education, I have been steeped in the truth of this phrase for years. I am a play advocate! A play fanatic! A play-o-holic! My cards have long been [...]