Turning Your Day Upside Down at WonderWorks #Florida #Travel

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wonderworksLet your imagination run wild at WonderWorks, where there is something fun to do for any stage and any age. With over 100 hands on exhibits and attractions, you and your family will never be bored. This unique building is built to appear as though it is upside down, which has been an endless topic of conversation for my son. He was really confused, then intrigued by that. Inside, the walls appear to be broken and falling down around you, lighting is odd, and the whole building looks damaged as if by some tornado. Very interesting!

05 30 12 169One of the first things you may do when you get inside is take a spin in the “inversion tunnel” so that, once on the other side, you can spend time playing in this “upside down” building without landing on your head. (Note- while the floor doesn’t really move, it FEELS like it does- and is in fact very dizzying, lol.)

You can feel what a 5.3 earthquake feels like in the disaster zone, or be blown away by 73 MPH winds. Check out how light and sound move, and test your reaction times. Find out how foce and distance will affect pulling your own body weight up while seated. Dance the day away on a giant piano (reminded me of the movie “Big”) and then shake your groove thang and watch your shadow stay behind.

05 30 12 192Lay down on a bed of nails and see if you can stand the pressure! Check out the life size replica of an Astronaut Space Suit and Mercury Capsule, and take your photo inside- looking like the real thing. My son loved the Bubble Lab, where you can try out all sorts of ways to make bubbles- with many kids of instruments of different sizes, shapes, and materials. Test the speed of your curve ball, and then feel how cold the waters really were when the Titanic sank. (Hint- very, very cold.) This is just a smattering of things to do at WonderWorks! We spent the whole day there, and could have stayed longer.

05 30 12 207The end of the day concluded with the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show with Tony Brent- it was truly hilarious, and we had a great time. Tony Brent was both clever and very funny, and the interaction with the audience was phenomenal. It was funny for my son and myself- the whole audience roared the entire show.

05 30 12 241Check out their website for discounts and to get your tickets.


  1. Janet W. says

    What a cool place! Would love to visit and I think my grandson would enjoy looking at everything!

  2. My son would love pretending to be an astronaut! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, what fun y’all had! Love this post thank you for sharing

  4. Wow, that looks like fun! I love anything that feeds the imagination!

  5. Looks like such a fun place!! My toddler would definitely have a blast exploring.

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