Shop To Learn
Include the museum gift store in your group visit plans to provide an opportunity for children to practice age-appropriate math skills. These skills include number recognition, estimation, addition, multiplication and figuring percentages as they select and pay for their purchases. Prices for science-themed souvenirs start at less than $1.
To take advantage of this opportunity, please create a schedule so that just a few children come into the gift store at one time. This allows WonderLab’s visitor services staff to give each child the opportunity to practice math skills in a real-life setting. For your convenience, visitor services staff will mark individual purchases with that person's name and place it in a larger bag marked with the group leader’s name for pickup at departure time.
WonderLab’s gift store offers an affordable selection of science-themed souvenirs and educational merchandise for the classroom and home. If you do not want to have your group shop during the visit, but would prefer to have prepackaged "science to go" bags waiting for you to take when you leave, please order these bags when you make your reservation.