Wonderworks is by far the coolest place I have ever seen! I remember when my mom and dad came home from a trip to Tennessee and said that they saw an upside down building. Personally I thought they were crazy. Then they showed me the picture! It really is upside down!
When my husband and I went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee later that month we were able to visit Wonderworks. This is something everyone should see! The building is huge and it is supposed to resemble an earthquake/tornado type situation that just picked up the building and sat it down on its top. I love it! It is actually so real looking its scary! When you get close to the building it even creaks like it is actually damaged. I could just go on forever talking about the outside but the inside is even better!
This place is an amusement park for the mind. It features over 150 interactive exhibits and it is 55, 000 sq. feet! This is a very educational place for kids and adults! There is so much to learn.
They have the disaster zone which lets you see what a 5.3 earthquake would feel like. The challenge zone is where you can test your physical strength by scaling the rock wall or you can even lay on a bed of nails! The space zone lets you watch an educational video about space in 3D. You can also explore a life size space suit and Mercury Capsule. You can even try your hand at landing the Discovery Space Shuttle!
The sound and music zone is where you can play instruments to your favorite music and even pose and see what your own shadow looks like. Very cool!
The control center has a bubble room where kids can make a bubble and literally put themselves in it! Kids can also design their own roller coaster and take a 360 degree motion virtual ride.
One of my favorite sections was the Far Out Illusions gallery. They have some amazing art work to look at and it really messes with your mind. The building houses a 10, 000 square foot Lazer tag area! All kids will love that. They have a maze too that looked like a lot of fun. Plus they have tons of arcade games.
The building also has a dinner show but we did not go to that. It is called "Hoot and Holler". It is supposed to be a really funny show.
One of the best things about this place is that it is open 365 days a year from 9am to midnight!! The only time they close a little early is during the winter.
The adult ticket price is $19.95 and a child from 4-12 is $9.95. Younger children can go for free. I am planning on going back soon because the first time I went I was pregnant so I didn't get to have fun! I can't wait to take my daughter in a few years and let her experience this place. This is a great way to introduce new ideas and concepts to children while they are having fun. They won't even know how educational it is!