Never worry about long car-rides again – WonderLab’s Travel Toys are here to save the day!

Travel toys help keep young minds engaged and focused during long (re: tedious) trips. The best travel toys activities and toys keep children unplugged while engaging them with science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).  If these toys are also entertaining the hours (re: miles) are guaranteed fly by.

WonderLab Gift Store has a variety of these small, portable toys perfect for the long haul. Classic toys like Wikki Stix, the reusable non-toxic wax strings that dazzle with colors and entertain with endless possibilities: build a person, a rocket, or even a skyscraper. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty stimulates sight and touch. Tiny Plus Plus blocks fit in travel bags or pockets and engage kids for hours. Boinks elicit giggles. Liquid timers are mesmerizing. Travel bingo is old school fun. Waboba Moon balls are great sensory fidgets not to mention they bounce up to 100 feet when used at rest stops or after arriving at your destination (Safety First!).

“This spring we have a new game arriving. It’s called Find It,” said Colleen Couper, the WonderLab Gift Store manager. “It’s similar in size to a Pringles can. You put small objects inside it and shake so they’re hidden by beads, then you try to find them. It’s like a hidden images game, but 3D.”

New are arriving at the WonderLab Gift Store all spring. They are will keep your children engaged and distracted for hours without plugging in to a phone. Come get yours!

WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 W. Fourth St. on the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana. The museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $9, and children younger than one are free. For more information call (812) 337-1337, or go online to or WonderLab’s Facebook page.