The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation has pledged to give $75,000 over the next three years to WonderLab in order to help finance Science Sprouts Place. Science Sprouts Place will be a collection of exhibits designed, developed, and constructed specifically for children ages birth through three. The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation is a philanthropic family foundation which seeks to promote and finance ideas that promise a long-term impact, and they are especially interested in assisting educational ventures.

Science Sprouts Place is one of WonderLab’s largest projects to date and is largely being funded through grants and donations from the Bloomington Community. It is a continuation of Science Sprouts, a program that teaches infants and toddlers about the world around them. Science Sprouts began as a weekly event early in 2017 and has since grown to twice a week with numerous side projects and expansions in development. Science Sprouts Place is the most ambitious of these.

Huge thank you to WonderLab’s long-time partner, Ben Brabson and The Brabson Library & Educational Foundation. 

“The Brabson Library and Educational Foundation have been our partners since 2000,” says Aleisha Kropf, Marketing Director at WonderLab. “Brabson’s impact is substantial for Monroe County’s future leaders. Their support is not only bringing STEM education to more children birth through age three, but also positively influencing all visitor perceptions and attitudes about the importance of early childhood education.”

Science Sprouts place is scheduled to open in 2019 and will include original, hands-on exhibits based on exhaustive research and geared towards infants and toddlers. These exhibits will also give information to caregivers about how their charges’ complex minds work. WonderLab will also continue to develop exhibits and programs for all ages.