Sunday, May 19, 2024

New Exhibit at WonderLab to Link Science with Literacy

Bloomington, IN, USA — Celebrate the connection between science and literacy this summer at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. The new exhibition, Science from A to Z, takes visitors of all ages on an exciting treasure hunt throughout the museum to find a different science idea for each letter of the alphabet. The 26 interactive stations cover everything from biomechanics to magnetism to solar power – and more. Perhaps the most exciting experiences include getting to lay down on a bed of 5,000 nails to learn about the physics of pressure, and investigating a life-size skull cast from one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found to see what clues it gives us about the dinosaur’s diet and life.

“Scientific ideas cannot be shared without words. This is a whimsical approach to learning about science and building vocabulary. It’s fun for young children to simply hunt for the letter and activity. For older children and adults, it’s an engaging way to explore scientific concepts more deeply together,” says Karen Jepson-Innes, WonderLab’s associate executive director.

Science from A to Z opens June 3 and is on display through January 2016 at WonderLab. Lead exhibition sponsors are the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation and Solution Tree.

A concurrent art exhibition, Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals, is on display through October 24. It showcases the 26 illustrated pages of the picture book by Bloomington artist and author David Orr.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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