WonderWorks (museum)

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WonderWorks in Orlando.

WonderWorks is an entertainment center focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. The company's slogan is "Let Your Imagination Run Wild". Its buildings are commonly built as if they are upside down.


Each WonderWorks location contains interactive, entertainment exhibits on the themes of space, physics, and math. Some locations also offer a dinner magic show. Each WonderWorks building is designed to look as if an existing building was ripped free of the ground by severe weather and dropped upside down on its roof. This unique design was originally brought to life by architect and Orlando native Terry O. Nichoson of Nichoson Design International at WonderWorks' original Orlando location. Nichoson went on to serve as the main design consultant for all subsequent WonderWorks locations. [1][2] All locations offer laser tag and a multi-story ropes course. The Myrtle Beach location has an outdoor ropes course and zip-line.[3][4]

The company has locations in Orlando, Florida (March 3, 1998),[2] Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Panama City Beach, Florida, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,Syracuse, New York (2012) and Branson, Missouri (2019).[2]The Palisades Climb Adventure[clarification needed] opened in 2012 at Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, New York. [1]


  1. ^ Spring, Jake (2011-04-05). "Myrtle Beach's WonderWorks draws crowd at opening day". The Sun News. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  2. ^ a b c Burstyn, Rochel. "A Tour of WonderWorks". Hamodia Magazine, January 10, 2013, pp. 26–27.
  3. ^ Fellicity, Long (Apr 8, 2011). "Upside-Down Amusement Park Opens in Myrtle Beach". AOL Travel.
  4. ^ Monaghan, Kelly (2005). The other Orlando : what to do when you've done Disney & Universal (3rd ed.). Branford, CT: Intrepid Traveler. p. 182. ISBN 1-887140-50-6.


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