Plan Your Visit to WonderLab

Hours & Closed Days
Admission Prices
Getting to WonderLab
Parking
Accessibility
Access Pass Program
Visitor Guidelines
Health & Safety

Museum Hours

Monday

CLOSED MOST MONDAYS!
Open during some Monday holidays. See special holiday hours for details.

Tuesday

WonderLab is Open!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Masks Required Ages 2+

Wednesday

WonderLab is Open!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Masks Optional

Thursday

WonderLab is Open!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Masks Optional

Friday

WonderLab is Open!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Masks Optional

Saturday

WonderLab is Open!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Masks Optional

Sunday

WonderLab is Open!

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Masks Optional

Purchase Your Admission at the Museum

General Admission Times:

  • Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm 
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm 
  • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 1 – 5pm
General Admission Prices:

General Admission may only be purchased at the door.

Capacity is limited. Waitlists will be created when necessary to maintain capacity.

General Admission Mask Policies:

  • Tuesday: Masks Required Age 2+
  • Wednesday: Masks Optional
  • Thursday: Masks Optional
  • Friday: Masks Optional
  • Saturdays: Masks Optional
  • Sundays: Masks Optional

Museum Staff, volunteers and interns will continue to wear masks on all days.

Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts Lab: Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts Lab will be open during all public open hours. Capacity in Science Sprouts Place and Sprouts lab is limited.

  • Most Mondays
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Bloomington observes EST and EDT in the summer

General Admission Prices

Members

Free

Non-members

$14

Access Pass

$2
  • Cash
  • Check (with photo ID)
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay

Getting to WonderLab

WonderLab is a convenient day trip for visitors from central and south-central Indiana, as well as from metro areas in adjoining states. The museum is approximately one hour from Indianapolis and French Lick/West Baden, and slightly more than two hours from Cincinnati, Evansville, and Louisville.

WonderLab is easily accessed by public transportation, with a  Bloomington Transit bus stop right in front, and the main bus station just three blocks east. If you’re driving, look for the way-finder sign for Downtown Square. WonderLab is also accessible to walkers and bikers on the B-Line Trail. The Museum has a bike rack outside.

  • Take Exit 4 (IN-37 S. Harding St.) from I-465
  • Continue south on IN-37 to College Ave./N. Walnut St. exit
  • At the IN-45/46 Bypass, Walnut St. becomes College Ave.
  • Continue south on College Ave.
  • Turn right on Fourth Street and go two blocks
  • Take IN-46 west through Nashville to Bloomington
  • Continue on IN-46W as it becomes Third St. in Bloomington
  • In downtown Bloomington, turn right on Walnut St.
  • Go one block and turn left on Fourth St.
  • Continue on Fourth St. for two blocks
  • Go north on IN-37 to the Whitehall Pike/Third St. exit
  • Bear right onto Third St. and continue to downtown Bloomington
  • Turn right on Madison St. and go one block
  • Turn left on Fourth St. and you are on the museum block
  • Take IN-46 west to Bloomington
  • Turn right on College Ave.
  • Turn right on Fourth St. and go two blocks

Parking

WonderLab has adjacent, on-street parking and nearby public parking facilities. Free options are available. Visit the City of Bloomington Downtown Parking Website for more information.

ON-STREET PARKING METERS

Meters ($0.25 per 15 minutes) are enforced Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm. These spaces are free on Sundays and City of Bloomington holidays. You can use coins, credit card, debit card or Park Mobile smartphone app.

PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES

Pay to park public garages, gated, and monitored 24/7 at $0.50 per hour. Accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard. A pay station is located on the first floor next to the elevator. Sunday parking in all garages is free of charge. Convenient garages for WonderLab visitors include:

  • 4th Street Garage 105 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404 (entrance off of 4th Street). This garage is on 4th St between Walnut and College just one block east of WonderLab. It is an easy one block stroll to WonderLab.
  • Morton Street Garage  220 N Morton St, Bloomington, IN 47404 (entrance at 300 N Morton St). This garage is between 6th St and 7th St just two blocks north of WonderLab.  It is an easy two-block walk to WonderLab via the B-Line Trail, suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.

BLOOMINGTON PARKING LINKS AND INFO

Please note, these maps are provided by other Bloomington agencies and cover the downtown Bloomington area. For the most accurate information we recommend using the parking garage addresses with your preferred map application.

PARKING CONCERNS

City of Bloomington Meter Helpline: 812.349.3451
City of Bloomington Parking Enforcement: 812.349.3436
For malfunctioning meters, please be sure to write down your meter number.

HANDICAP PARKING

There is one accessible metered parking space in front of WonderLab. See also the public parking garages.

BUS PARKING

Your group confirmation letter will provide instructions on bus parking.

Important Policies & Visitor Guidelines

Before You Visit

  • Please check home page for special visitor alerts.

  • As a general rule, we recommend that you plan for a two-hour visit. However, you are the best judge of the interests and attention spans of those with you. Since your WonderLab admission is good for the whole day, you may want to explore downtown Bloomington in the middle of your museum visit.

  • Review parking options that best fit the anticipated length of your visit and your needs.

  • Have a gift store strategy. We encourage families and individual visitors shop for a science souvenir at the conclusion of your visit. Group leaders may wish to spread out shopping throughout the visit to avoid delays before departure.

Your Visit

  • Strollers are welcome. If you wish, you may park your stroller in the coat room.

  • All of WonderLab’s restrooms are accessible and have diaper changing stations.

  • The museum welcome desk is your source for a key for a free storage locker, information on nearby restaurants and other attractions, and WonderLab’s lost-and-found service. It also is where you may register for upcoming programs or obtain tickets for the day’s special shows.

  • Museum staff (blue aprons) at the welcome desk and in the galleries can answer your questions and attend to your first-aid needs. Ask volunteers (green aprons) for additional help.

  • Learning is an active process of discovery at WonderLab! You can enhance the experience by asking questions that stimulate thinking and encourage experimentation as you and your family explore the exhibit galleries.

  • Paid general admission can be applied to a new membership for up to 14 days from the date of the visit. View the Membership page for more information and contact number.

Health & Safety

Proof of COVID vaccination is not required for General Admission to WonderLab.

Some special events and programs do require proof of COVID vaccination. See specific event details for more information.

Masks Required on Tuesdays.

Masks Optional on all other days.

Visitors are encouraged to visit on the day that best meets their needs.

Museum staff, volunteers and interns will follow the daily mask policy.

Thank you for helping us keep our youngest visitors safe.

View Our Full Health & Safety Policy

Questions?

Contact Visitor Services
812.337.1337 ext. 225 or writeus@wonderlab.org