Young scientists and their caregivers visit with Weddle Construction workers at WonderLab, August 2018.
Science Sprouts Place
Science Sprouts Place will be a collection of exhibits designed, developed, and constructed specifically for children ages birth through three and their caregivers.
The Science Sprouts Place exhibit area will feature original exhibits that allow the youngest scientists to explore, experiment and build skills ranging from physical development to social and emotional development. In addition, Science Sprouts Place will offer information for caregivers.
According to Emmy Brockman, WonderLab’s Education Director, the first three years of a child’s life are sensitive years for the brain’s development. Science Sprouts Place at WonderLab will provide unique learning opportunities that demonstrate essential tools for learning during this critical time of brain development.
“What’s great for me about Science Sprouts Place is that it’s going to build the identity of scientists at a young age,” Brockman. “We are helping lay the foundations of the next generation of STEM professionals and critical thinkers in our society.”
Phase one construction for Science Sprouts Place was completed August 23, 2018. Phase two begins August 2019. The exhibit area will be open to the public in Fall of 2019. Entrance to Science Sprouts Place will be included in the price of general admission and available to all.
Construction Phase One
Phase one construction is complete for Science Sprouts Place, the dedicated gallery area for scientists birth through age three and their caregivers. Work included major renovations to the current bubble room, the future site of Science Sprouts Place. The Science Sprouts Place exhibit area is scheduled to open late 2019.
You will also see transformation to the second floor, where space formerly occupied by a hot air balloon exhibit will be captured for additional exhibit space.
Left: New Opening to Bubble Room
Middle: Welding Work for New Floor
Right: New Floor Nearly Ready for Cement
Thank You to Our Donors
WonderLab Board of Directors
Tichenor Endowment for Exhibits