SandScapes: Augmented Reality Interactive Sandbox
New Exhibit OpensSaturday, November 16

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 sandbox systems have been used around the world to showcase geographical features. The exhibit features a large sand table equipped with overhead sensors and colored lights that survey the colorless sand below and project topographic lines, colors and “water.”

As visitors move the sand, the sensors will perceive changes in the height and location of the sand. WonderLab’s ‘SandScapes’ exhibit will be produced by Holosands and Quite Pixel. 
Brabson Library and Educational Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation based in Florida, was founded in 1990. The Foundation’s objective is to support and fund ‘bold and innovative ....
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November Happenings
All About Aviation Girl Scout Program Saturday, November 2 from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. Ever wonder how airplanes fly in the sky? Come to WonderLab to find out as you learn all about mechanical engineering and aviation. Design and test your own plane. See the principles of flight in action, and learn about female pioneers in aviation! Cost: $13 for scouts, $6 for adults and siblings. Preregistration through Girl Scouts of Central Indiana required.
Science of Art: Life Drawing Exhibition: November 4 – December 20, 2019
Meet the Artist Special Event: Saturday, November 9 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 WonderLab is proud to announce the return of Science of Art a three-part exhibition and event series premiering November 2019. The first exhibition and event features the Life Drawings of artist Sarah Ericson . Enjoy Ericson’s oil pastel work, meet the artist and try your hand at life drawing. Investigate different painting mediums, visit hands-on drawing stations and use materials, such as snake skin, to create texture. All activities free with museum admission.
Volunteer Training: Tuesday, November 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. – It's a fact: volunteers are some of the happiest people you'll ever meet. Why? Volunteering feels good! Sign up to be a part of the coolest science team in Bloomington! Sign up today! .
Space Adventures Girl Scout Program Saturday, November 16, Two sessions.
Session 1 - Younger Scouts from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Session 2 - Older Scouts from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Investigate space at WonderLab as you explore the Sun, Moon, and planets. Discover the other planets in our solar system, explore the surface of the Moon, and investigate the stars. Learn more about female pioneers in space and aeronautics! 
Cost: $13 for scouts, $6 for adults and siblings. Preregistration through Girl Scouts of Central Indiana required. Register today!
SandScapes: Augmented Reality Interactive Sandbox
New Exhibit Opening Saturday, November 16, 2019
At the SandScapes exhibit visitors can build mountains, dig valleys, create floodplains, and watch virtual water collect and flow over watersheds. As sand is moved the terrain changes color to depict what has been built. Visitors can use a ‘rain stick’ to create thunderstorms and watch the rain-water collect and move from mountain-top to the valley, into the plains and finally merge with a river or nearby ocean. Recommended for ages 6 and up. 
Happy Thanksgiving: WonderLab Closed Thursday, November 28, 2019
The museum will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day. The museum will re-open Friday, November 29, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Science LIVE: Birds of Prey : Friday, November 29 from 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
 Join us on Black Friday. Come explore your wild side and meet animals that squawk and soar. The WildCare Inc. animal ambassadors will be happy to meet you and everyone is sure to have a hoot of a time! Animals in the show: Valentino the barn owl, Kaos the Harris’ Hawk, Felix the American Kestrel, and more. Tickets available at the front desk on the day of the show. Cost: $2.00 per person, members / $3.00 per person, non members plus museum admission.
Coder Dojo: Thursday, November 17, from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
 Learn to code from coding experts! At CoderDojo children ages 7 to 17 learn skills such as building a website, creating an app or a game, and exploring technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The program is free, laptops are provided, and it is co-taught by local computer programmers/engineers and WonderLab educators.   Chromebooks sponsored by Southern Indiana Radiological Associates (SIRA).  Free program, no museum admission required.
Science Sprouts: Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:15 and 10 a.m . - Age 3 and under. Science Sprouts i s a weekly science enrichment program designed especially for toddlers and their families. Science Sprouts activities are designed and facilitated by early childhood specialists and involve hands-on exploration, live music, body movement, and a commitment to accurate science! November Topic: The Senses . Ticketed but free with museum admission.
Discovery Time: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - Ages 3-6
Discovery Time utilizes a broad array of learning languages - including music, art, stories, and creative movement - to connect children to science. Discovery Time activities are designed by early childhood specialists specifically to nurture and challenge the rapid development of preschool-aged children in a fun and safe learning environment. November Topic: The Senses. Ticketed but free with museum admission.
Dive Deeper - Fridays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Join a marine biologist to dive deeper into the science of WonderLab’s coral reef. These 30 minute talks feature hands-on exploration, tours of our coral reef aquarium, insight from an expert, and time for que stions. November Topic: Coral Reefs Coral reefs are important not only for the life that lives directly off it, but for the entire ocean. Explore with us how coastal coral reefs affect even the deepest and isolated of waters.  Free with museum admission.
STEM Sundays - Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Free, drop-in, challenge-based experiences for the entire family. Projects are easy entry for all ages, meaning that specialized skills are not needed. Children as young as kindergarten can participate. STEM Sundays   ar e sponsored by Cook Medical and CFC Properties.
  • November 3 - Bubble engineer
  • November 10 - Special STEM Sunday presented by Catalent
  • November 17 - Innovate: Sustainability
  • November 24 - Special STEM Sunday presented by Society of Women Engineers.
Just Around the Corner
Stay tuned to and WonderLab social media for the most up-to-date information about upcoming programs and events.
Iron Chef- Girl Scout Program Saturday, Dec.7 Get your hands dirty with some cooking food-based experiments made just for you at WonderLab. Register today .

Reindeer Reserve - Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Museum Closed - Wednesday, December 25
Jedi Science Day - Saturday, December 28

Museum Closed - Wednesday, January 1

Freeze Fest - Saturday, January 11

Martin Luther King Day Museum Open - Monday, January 20

Science of Art: Fiber Wonders featuring the work of local artist Martina Celerin. Exhibition: December 24, 2019 - February 29, 2020. Meet the Artist Special Event: Satu rday, February 22, 2020.
Theater Ticket Discount for Members
Theater season has started! One of the benefits of WonderLab memberships are community partner perks. Enjoy a $3 discount on each adult ticket to any Cardinal Stage Show. 

Note: This discount is not available on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Subject to availability. Online ticket convenience fee is not discounted.
Member Shopping Spree Tuesday November 12 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Members receive 20% off all gift store items. Memberships not included. Membership must be current to receive discount
Memberships Make Great Gifts
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and WonderLab memberships make perfect gifts for families. They come in many levels, sure to fit most families, and bring a whole year of science fun both at WonderLab and at over 300 other participating science centers. There's great value in giving experiences, not stuff. 
Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts Lab Grand Opening Success
Heartfelt gratitude to the community - visitors, donors, volunteers and children - who came to explore Science Sprouts Place during our grand opening. We were so glad see you.

Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts Lab were made possible by generous funding from:
Andrew Bacher
Tichenor Endowment Fund
WonderLab Board of Directors
Catherine Olmer
Mary Jane Van Hook

A very special thank you, to all the donors who helped create Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts Lab, the laboratory space for our youngest scientists.
WonderLab Board of Directors:
Brandon O’Leary, President
Elizabeth Raff, Vice President 
Andy Cron, Treasurer
Ashley Johnson, Secretary

Mike Baker
Steve Bishop
Jacob Farmer
Dionne Cross Francis
Karen Howe Fernandez
Greg Humphrey
Asha Kirchoff
Alison Pitt
David Quick 
Ken Roberts
Eric Slotegraaf
Timothy M. Steiner, M.D.
Rick Van Kooten
John West
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