Exploring Wonderworks Branson Missouri
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As a mom, I really struggle sometimes dragging myself through activities with my young son while pretending to be enthused about another craft project or museum. Let’s be real with ourselves moms, if you’ve seen one dinosaur skeleton, you’ve seen them all.
When I was given the opportunity to scope out Wonderworks in Branson Missouri, I was a little skeptical because I was afraid it would either be the type of thing that would go over my son’s head or the type of thing that would have me beating my head against the wall or scrolling Instagram five minutes in.
I have to say, while I hear the term “fun for the whole family” a lot, this place really lives up to it’s claim. While not every exhibit is right for every person (I chickened out of the Astronaut Training Challenge), there are so many different things to see and do that vary from visual to hands on that I only touched my phone to take pictures. I found myself excited for what was around the next corner or in the next room and I learned things without even trying from how sharks hunt to how forensics is done. I also got to (almost) swing upside down. Who didn’t want to always do that as a kid on the playground?
There are three stories, 48,000 square feet and over 100 exhibits, making it the largest of the chain in the US. It takes approximately 3-5 hours to get through, which makes it perfect for a family afternoon together. They even have a little cafe so you can grab a bite during any part of your adventure.
With the safety measures they have in place to ensure that they are up to date on all health regulations regarding COVID-19, I felt at ease with the prospect of bringing my family and encouraging other parents to do the same. Not only is it a great bonding experience, but with all of the wonkiness the schools have been experiencing, it’s the perfect alternative to an “edutainment” field trip.
If you are single or don’t have kids, I promise I won’t tell on you for taking a day to connect with your inner child. You won’t regret it.
Wonderworks is open 7 days week
when visiting be sure to tag Wonderworks on social media
Story by:Amanda Webster/Photo Video:Jeremy Scherle