Children of various ages run through a grassy meadow.

Campers enjoying a day at WonderCamp 2023.

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington, Indiana has been awarded $2000 from the Bloomington Thrift Shop – Psi Iota Xi to fund scholarships for Summer WonderCamp 2024.

WonderCamp scholarships serve children whose families are unable to afford the cost of WonderCamp. Summer can be difficult for parents who work full time. Parents often enroll their children in WonderCamp for the dual benefit of exposing their children to hands-on science enrichment activities, and as essential child care to ensure the children are in a safe environment while parents are at work.

This generous contribution will provide six scholarships for kids to attend WonderCamp this summer.

About the the Bloomington Thrift Shop – Psi Iota Xi

="alt"Bloomington Thrift Shop sells donated, quality, gently used housewares and clothing as the funding source for Psi Iota Xi philanthropic.  Profits are used to fund grants to worthy causes in Bloomington/Monroe County. Bloomington Thrift Shop’s profits this past year, determine their ability to support organizations who submitted grant applications for 2022.

About WonderCamp

WonderCamp is a summer program organized and facilitated by WonderLab in Bloomington, Indiana. WonderCamp is WonderLab’s annual summer science enrichment camp that provides children with the opportunity to have fun and interact with their peers while experiencing the excitement and wonder of informal, hands-on science. Different WonderCamp topics range from engineering to chemistry to environmental conservation, showing children that everyone is a scientist.

In 2024 there will be seven weeks of WonderCamp serving an average of 80 campers per week. The age range of WonderCamp participants is 5-14 years.

About WonderLab Museum

WonderLab is a family-focused science museum with interactive exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity, encourage discovery and inspire lifelong learning. Welcoming more than 80,000 visitors a year, WonderLab ignites a love of science through learning that is experiential, inclusive and fun, and amplifies the role science plays in the world. WonderLab envisions a brighter, more equitable and sustainable future shaped by curious and creative problem-solvers empowered by science, powered by the values of playful learning, empowerment, belonging, a commitment to excellence and sustainability.

WonderLab is located at 308 W. Fourth St. on the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana. For the most up-to-date information about programs and exhibits go to or follow @wonderlabmuseum on Instagram and Facebook.