MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina – (July 8, 2022) – Summer boredom can be detrimental for kids. While parents may tire of hearing the ”I’m bored” complaints, teachers will also see the results once school returns in the fall. Kids who are not kept engaged and learning throughout the summer tend to lose some of what they were taught during the school year. WonderWorks Myrtle Beach helps avoid that, giving kids a place where they can combat the “summer slide,” keep learning, and have fun in the process.
“WonderWorks is such a great option for Myrtle Beach locals and visitors this summer,” says Robert Stinnett, general manager at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. “We’re not only a fun and exciting attraction. We’re also a great educational resource for parents and families looking to keep their kids engaged while they are out of school.”
Kids are often unaware they are learning while having fun, making WonderWorks the perfect summer outing for families. The exploring and hands-on activities help them avoid what The Brookings Institute calls the “summer slide,” when children lose a month’s worth of school-year learning throughout the summer break. Parents can help kids avoid this by keeping them engaged and actively learning during the summer months.
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach is an indoor attraction, making it the ideal option no matter what type of weather may be outside. People can escape the heat and rain by heading inside the amusement park for the mind, where they combine education and entertainment. Guests will head home having learned something new, whether they know it or not.
Some of the fun activities families can engage in at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach include:
- Over 100 hands-on exhibits focused on topics of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and fun activities focused on physics, astronomy, physical science, and more in one engaging environment.
- A new STEM room, including exhibits, focused on robotics, shark anatomy, and more.
- The ART-OLINA Young Artist’s Gallery of the Carolinas features artwork by local young artists.
- New exhibits, such as Good Vibrations and Sphere We Go, where guests can take a deeper look at the layers of planet Earth and how earthquakes are measured.
- The Wonder Zones, where guests can explore topics such as space, light, sound, extreme weather, pressure, and more.
- An indoor ropes course with over 30 different obstacles, perfect for staying active.
- Soar + Explore, where guests can reach new heights on the zipline or test their skills on the outdoor obstacle course.
“Our hidden talent is teaching guests something new about science without them even knowing! All of our exhibits are rooted in STEM topics, which often surprises and excites our guests,” added Kaitlin Barnes, education sales manager at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. “You’ll walk away learning something new every time you visit.”
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach expanded its hours for the summer, offering more time for fun and exploration. They offer group rates for those who have 15 or more people, making it an excellent option for summer camps. WonderWorks is open daily from 9 am to 11 pm, with Soar + Explore open at noon daily. Located at 1313 Celebrity Circle, the attraction offers group rates, birthday parties, special events, and more. For more information on group rates, visit the site: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/groups/.
WonderWorks, a science-focused indoor amusement park, combines education and entertainment. With over 100 hands-on exhibits, there is something unique and challenging for guests of all ages. Feel the power of 84-mph hurricane-force winds in the Hurricane Shack. Make giant, life-sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab. Get the NASA treatment in our Astronaut Training Gyro and experience zero gravity. Conquer your fear of heights on our indoor Glow-In-The-Dark Ropes Course. Nail it by lying on the death-defying Bed of Nails. WonderWorks is open 365 days a year and hosts birthday parties and special events. https://www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/.