Give Kids The World Village - an 89 acre storybook resort that provides cost-free vacations to critically ill children and their families - is excited to announce Mayor Clayton's WonderLab - an interactive, hands-on educational experience where creativity, imagination, and technology meet to inspire kids of all ages!
As a focal point for discovery and exploration, the WonderLab is designed to instill curiosity; foster collaboration; and spread childlike wonder to wish children and their families. This hands-on activity center will promote children’s wonder, imagination, and possibility in each of its six uniquely designed rooms!
If you would like to learn more about how you can help the WonderLab come to life, we would love to hear from you!
Are you team STEAM? Are you interested in joining a dynamic team of volunteers that can dedicate time to the WonderLab?
From the glowing energy lights on the roof, the giant banner calling for crafters, inventors, and makers, to the friendly WonderBots welcoming everyone inside, kids of all ages will want to discover what is beyond the WonderLab doors!
Lab Access is the futuristic entrance where families are welcomed by an animatronic Mayor Clayton, sponsored by Garner Holt Education Through Imagination. Here, they will learn what activities are available for the day and how the lab is powered by kids creative energy!
The Hub will showcase the power source of the whole lab, the Brilliance Bottler, which is powered by kids’ wonder, imagination, and possibility; proving this is a lab made for kids and powered by kids. It doubles as a collaborative game station too! This room will also lead to all other rooms so guests can choose their own adventure.
Tech 101 is where visitors get one-on-one time with the WonderLab’s skilled volunteers and learn anything from soldering to 3-D printing, and even sewing to name a few.
Test & Try Lab
The Test & Try Lab is a room built for collaboration and scheduled workshops. One side has flexible seating and rolling worktables to accommodate any learning experience, the other side features a set of three Garner Holt Education Through Imagination animatronics ready for kids to operate.
The Puzzle Portal
The Puzzle Portal is a 270-degree round room designed for collaborative games and vertical puzzle building such as magnetic marble runs and Rube-Goldberg-inspired machines.
The Volts & Bolts Studio
The Volts & Bolts Studio is where kids have the opportunity to join hands-on workshops and learn how animatronics are built from the ground up using tools and animatronic kits from Garner Holt Education Through Imagination.