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Contact the Museum Visit Coordinator

Celeste Wolfinger
Museum Visit Coordinator
812.337.1337 ext. 11
schedule@wonderlab.org

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Group Visits

Science Demos

A demo in sessionIncrease the educational value of your self-directed group visit by adding an interactive science demonstration! These sessions take place in a Lab Room for your group alone. The content supports Indiana Academic Standards in Science, and the presentation is adjusted as appropriate for the group's grade level. Demonstrations must be requested at the time you schedule as an upgrade to your basic group visit. 

DEMONSTRATIONS

Fee: $30 per session | Length: 30 minutes
Maximum for each session: 40 individuals (exception: Animal Adaptations is limited to 30 individuals)

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures. 

    • Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    • Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

  • Grade 2

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures. 

    • Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    • Bright Science Enjoy a special interactive show full of flames, lights and other science that can “brighten” the mind!!  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, tricks with fire and more!  Includes fire safety information.

    • Life of a "Rock" Star Becoming a "rock" star isn't easy!  Explore the "life" of rocks as we learn about three main types of rocks, how they are formed, and meet some real "rock" stars from each stage of the rock cycle. 

    • Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

  • Grade 3

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures.

    Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    Bright Science Enjoy a special interactive show full of flames, lights and other science that can “brighten” the mind!!  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, tricks with fire and more!  Includes fire safety information.

    Colors of Combustion Investigate the science of fire in a visually spectacular demonstration of foot-tall colored flames! Learn about energy from light and how different chemicals produce flames of different colors. The demonstration covers real-world applications, such as fireworks, and emphasizes fire safety.

    Life of a "Rock" Star Becoming a "rock" star isn't easy!  Explore the "life" of rocks as we learn about three main types of rocks, how they are formed, and meet some real "rock" stars from each stage of the rock cycle.

    Static Electricity Take part in some hair-raising experiments using the Van de Graaff generator, a machine that produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes invisible electrical forces dramatically visible. Includes discussion of lightning.  Includes discussion of lightning and lightning safety.

    Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

    Super Cold Science Heat is a form of energy that affects whether something takes a solid, liquid, or gas form. We'll have lots of fun demonstrating this with liquid nitrogen, a super cold substance that instantly changes an object's properties in surprising ways.

  • Grade 4

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures.

    Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    Bright Science Enjoy a special interactive show full of flames, lights and other science that can “brighten” the mind!!  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, tricks with fire and more!  Includes fire safety information.

    Colors of Combustion Investigate the science of fire in a visually spectacular demonstration of foot-tall colored flames! Learn about energy from light and how different chemicals produce flames of different colors. The demonstration covers real-world applications, such as fireworks, and emphasizes fire safety.

    Life of a "Rock" Star Becoming a "rock" star isn't easy!  Explore the "life" of rocks as we learn about three main types of rocks, how they are formed, and meet some real "rock" stars from each stage of the rock cycle.

    Static Electricity Take part in some hair-raising experiments using the Van de Graaff generator, a machine that produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes invisible electrical forces dramatically visible. Includes discussion of lightning.  Includes discussion of lightning and lightning safety.

    Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

    Super Cold Science Heat is a form of energy that affects whether something takes a solid, liquid, or gas form. We'll have lots of fun demonstrating this with liquid nitrogen, a super cold substance that instantly changes an object's properties in surprising ways.

  • Grade 5

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures.

    Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    Bright Science Enjoy a special interactive show full of flames, lights and other science that can “brighten” the mind!!  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, tricks with fire and more!  Includes fire safety information.

    Colors of Combustion Investigate the science of fire in a visually spectacular demonstration of foot-tall colored flames! Learn about energy from light and how different chemicals produce flames of different colors. The demonstration covers real-world applications, such as fireworks, and emphasizes fire safety.

    Life of a "Rock" Star Becoming a "rock" star isn't easy!  Explore the "life" of rocks as we learn about three main types of rocks, how they are formed, and meet some real "rock" stars from each stage of the rock cycle.

    Static Electricity Take part in some hair-raising experiments using the Van de Graaff generator, a machine that produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes invisible electrical forces dramatically visible. Includes discussion of lightning.  Includes discussion of lightning and lightning safety.

    Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

    Super Cold Science Heat is a form of energy that affects whether something takes a solid, liquid, or gas form. We'll have lots of fun demonstrating this with liquid nitrogen, a super cold substance that instantly changes an object's properties in surprising ways.

  • Grade 6

    Animal Adaptations Learn what makes animals suited to their environments through close encounters with some of WonderLab's resident creatures.

    Beautiful Bizarre Bugs Insects and their relatives are the most diverse creatures in the animal kingdom. Get up close with some of WonderLab's amazing arthropods, and learn what makes them so unique and so successful.

    Bright Science Enjoy a special interactive show full of flames, lights and other science that can “brighten” the mind!!  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, tricks with fire and more!  Includes fire safety information.

    Colors of Combustion Investigate the science of fire in a visually spectacular demonstration of foot-tall colored flames! Learn about energy from light and how different chemicals produce flames of different colors. The demonstration covers real-world applications, such as fireworks, and emphasizes fire safety.

    Life of a "Rock" Star Becoming a "rock" star isn't easy!  Explore the "life" of rocks as we learn about three main types of rocks, how they are formed, and meet some real "rock" stars from each stage of the rock cycle.

    Static Electricity Take part in some hair-raising experiments using the Van de Graaff generator, a machine that produces 400,000 volts of static electricity and makes invisible electrical forces dramatically visible. Includes discussion of lightning.  Includes discussion of lightning and lightning safety.

    Stuffee and the Human Body We're all different on the outside, but we're all the same inside. Discover the body's organs, especially the digestive and cardiovascular systems, as we open up Stuffee, a huge "stuffed" doll, and see what's inside. Includes discussion about nutrition.

    Super Cold Science Heat is a form of energy that affects whether something takes a solid, liquid, or gas form. We'll have lots of fun demonstrating this with liquid nitrogen, a super cold substance that instantly changes an object's properties in surprising ways.