Myrtle Beach Attractions: WonderWorks
By on October 15, 2013 10:23 AM | Permalink
Whether you are looking to escape a rare Myrtle Beach rainy day or you just want to take a break from the sun and sand, make sure a trip to WonderWorks is on your vacation itinerary. This indoor interactive museum features over 100 unique exhibits that are sure to keep everyone is your group busy. Young or old, WonderWorks offers fun for the whole family!
WonderWorks began as a secret laboratory run by Professor Wonder, hidden on a remote island in the Bermuda triangle. One day, Professor Wonder was given the task of creating a man made tornado, a true vortex of power. His experiment quickly got out of hand and the vortex ripped the laboratory from its foundation and carried it all the way to Broadway at The Beach, launching it roof first into the ground. Though the building is upside down (quite literally), the laboratory is fully functional and remains open to the public to this day.
Because the building is upside down, Professor Wonder and his skilled team had to figure out a way to get things right side up for guests. This is why your first stop when entering WonderWorks is the Inversion Tunnel which realigns and inverts your orientation so that you can defy gravity and enjoy all of this exhibits and experiments. Once inside, take your pick of exhibits, which range from utterly strange to totally thrilling and everything in between. Become a human lightning rod at the Tesla Coils or experience the winds of a category one hurricane in the Hurricane Shack. Younger ones in the group will love the Bubble Lab where you can surround yourself with a gigantic bubble while thrill seekers will want to test out the WonderSimulators which utilize the latest virtual reality technology. No matter the age, WonderWorks offers something to entertain everyone.
For a challenge and perhaps even a little friendly competition, try out the indoor Ropes Challenge Course. The course measures 36 feet tall and participants climb three stores throughout the course while they battle through 20 different obstacles like the swinging steps to a tremor bridge. The best part is - admission to the ropes course in included with regular admission!
Visitors to WonderWorks can also enjoy several other features of the museum. The Soar + Explore area offers visitors the chance to zipline or tackle a huge pirate themed rope course. The zipline spans 1,000 feet and take riders flying high over Lake Broadway. The outdoor ropes course is an impressive 40 feet tall and challenges guests to navigate through 33 different obstacles. For family fun a little more grounded, head to the Lazer-Tag facility. This 2,100 square foot area takes guests through a black light maze as they try to shoot and outplay opponents. Admission to these areas is an additional fee.
Pack up the family and head to WonderWorks Museum for an afternoon full of fun. Check out the mind boggling exhibits and enjoy a little friendly competition at the Lazer Tag or Ropes course. Complete with a café and souvenir shop, this indoor Myrtle Beach attraction offers something for everyone and should become part of your beach tradition.