Group Visits Eli Carleton
"This is a small but very nice & well-maintained children's museum for a small city. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the exhibits are engaging."
Mother of two
"What a fun, educational spot to spend an hour or two (or more) with children! A huge variety of hands on things to do for all ages including fine motor and gross motor activities, water play, music, science, and more. A great place to invest in a yearly pass for many visits!"
Father of two and a member of 3 years
"On our visit a couple days ago my son, who is on the autism spectrum, started going into a meltdown. As I was carrying him away from the section we were in a staff member approached us and gave him a penny and asked him if he wanted to see the coin well display. He even gave him a second penny after he enjoyed watching it spin down the well so much! It was a very kind gesture and a far cry from the usual stares we get during a public meltdown! Not to mention it actually calmed my son down and we were able to continue our fun visit!"
Mother of one
"WonderLab is one of the highlights of the Bloomington community. It is a beautiful facility in downtown Bloomington. Wonderlab has interactive science exhibits that are fascinating for kids (and adults). The regularly change exhibits so you can return and see new things. The staff and volunteers are exceptional. Lots of fun."
"This is a must do in Bloomington if you have young children, and don't worry you will have fun too! There is so much to do and you are learning at the same time. The staff is very friendly and they hold birthday parties too!"
Member of 4 years
"Without a doubt, this is one of the best scientific wonderlands for kids (and parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles.....) Two floors of wonder -- a hot air balloon, a giant grapevine just waiting for a child to climb -- all the way to the top of the two story structure. This is a delight and a treasure, one of the few I have seen with such displays and quality programming. Not to mention that grapevine!"
Member of 4 years