WonderWorks Pigeon Forge is known to many as the best place around to keep kids learning and having fun during the summer months. The upside-down house is home to Tennessee’s only “edu-tainment” facility, combining education and entertainment. The science-focused attraction makes learning fun for all in a way guests may not even notice they are learning. Throughout the facility, students and families can engage in activities that will keep them learning, engaged, active, and having fun. Dubbed as an “amusement park for the mind,” guests can get a closer look at science in a hands-on way at WonderWorks.
“Here at WonderWorks, our favorite saying is ‘let your imagination run wild.’ We strive to provide the perfect environment for guests to do just that!” says Kerensa Archer, education sales manager at WonderWorks Pigeon Forge. “With two floors of exciting, yet educational exhibits and rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge is the ideal location for families and students over the summer to help them avoid the “summer slide.” According to The Brookings Institute, the “summer slide” is a term used for the decline in learning over the summer. Children often lose a month of learning throughout summer when their minds are not being challenged. However, WonderWorks Pigeon Forge helps counter that by keeping kids learning about all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in hands-on activities and encouraging them to be physically active.
Some of the activities guests can explore this summer at WonderWorks Pigeon Forge include:
A new STEM room with fun, education-focused exhibits. Guests can also experience the newly expanded WonderZone with a Twister activity, offering a digital version of the popular 1960s game.
Over 100 hands-on STEM exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.
Ways to stay active, like conquering over 50 different obstacles on the glow-in-the-dark-ropes-course, out-running competitors in the laser tag arena, and more.
Different Wonder Zones that explore topics such as space, light, sound, extreme weather, pressure, and more. Space exploration activities allow students to step into a space suit to learn about stable internal pressure, mobility, temperature regulation, and more. They can also take the astronaut training challenge by stepping into a four-person gyroscope to feel weightlessness.
Engaging hands-on activities such as Pulley Power, where guests test the science behind force by using pulleys. They can also have fun lying on a bed of nails, creating bubbles the size of basketballs, and more.
Inspiring artwork in the Wonder Art Gallery, which features illusion art, Dr. Seuss’s Unorthodox Taxidermy, and more.
“Wonder Works is also a great location for summer camps,” adds Archer. “We offer a special rate and activities galore for our groups. This is a destination that families and camp directors will not want to miss this summer.”
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge offers exhibits to transport guests to other places, times, and planets. Visitors can learn about the history of Route 66 in the new Cruisin ’66 traveling exhibit – visiting Pigeon Forge from the WonderWorks Branson location – explore the farthest edges of the earth in the Google Earth and Wonders of the World exhibits, and discover the secrets of our neighboring planet with the Google Mars and Mission Mars attractions.
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge offers 42,000 square feet of “edu-tainment,” billing itself as an amusement park for the mind. It offers over 100 hands-on exhibits covering natural disasters, space discovery, imagination, physical challenges, a far-out art gallery, and a light and sound zone. For more information, visit https://www.wonderworksonline.com/pigeon-forge/.