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The Granfalloon: A Festival of Music, Literature, and Art, Inspired By Kurt Vonnegut by Julie Warren

Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an astute observer of people, culture, and communities. He has also inspired the Granfalloon festival, a multi-day celebration of art, ideas, and building connections between people. Organized by the IU Arts and Humanities Council, the second annual Granfalloon features music, academic panels, and creative activities to connect the campus and the community. Click here to read more about our own granfalloon.

What Do Babies Know? IU Scientists Say ‘More Than You Think’

Researchers of infant development at IU say we — and artificial intelligence — can learn a lot from babies. And some have teamed up with the staff at WonderLab to create exhibits and activities tailor-made for young patrons, writes Jennifer Richler. While genes explain some of the differences in the rate at which kids develop, the environment does too — and that’s where places like WonderLab can help. Click here to read the full story.

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WonderLab After Dark: Blood Moon — The Moon, the Myth, the Mystery by Sam Zlotnick, WonderLab

Blood Moon Celebration — a scientific look at a cultural phenomenon. Every year after the Harvest Moon of September comes the Blood Moon of October. Why the intrigue surrounding and inspired by the moon? What does it represent culturally, scientifically, emotionally? Come to WonderLab After Dark: Blood Moon on Saturday, October 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Click here to learn more about this modern twist on this ancient moonlit, late-autumn celebration.

WonderLab After Dark: A Scientific Approach to Art and Creativity in Bloomington by Aleisha Kropf, WonderLab

On August 25, explore the science of art and creativity at WonderLab After Dark with an eclectic mix of activities involving robots, bugs, dance, and more! The 21+ crowd can experiment with the hands-on activities offered by the museum, learn how science inspires the work of local artists and writers, and enjoy live music in the WonderGarden. Click here to learn more about the fun in store during After Dark: Art in Bloom.

The Brews of Bloomington: Explore the Science Behind Our Favorite Drinks at WonderLab After Dark by Sam Zlotnick, WonderLab

Discover the science of fermentation at WonderLab After Dark: Beers & Brews. The museum will be open late on May 18 for the 21+ crowd to explore the exhibits and visit with local brewers and yeast experts. Click here to learn more about the event (and some fun facts!) from Museum Educator, Jared Katz.

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Science for Grown-ups: Indulge in the Study of Chocolate at WonderLab After Dark by Harper Humphrey, WonderLab Museum

WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate! On February 17th, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology is open late for a 21-and-over event featuring local libations, food, and, of course, chocolate. Visitors can also explore the science and history of this coveted treat, as well as WonderLab’s other hands-on exhibits. In preparation for the big night, WonderLab Museum Educator Jared Katz has been busy researching the origins of cacao. Click here to read more about WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate.