This post was orginally published in 2013 but has been updated with current information as February 2014 Homeschool Days at Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge.
Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly, educational attraction that will be perfect for your next homeschool field trip?
How about planning a trip to WonderWorks, a family-friendly amusement park for the mind, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee?
Voted the 2012 winner of the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor, Wonderworks features more than 100 interactive exhibits that utilize some of the most sophisticated graphic and audio presentation techniques available. Take a look at some of the exhibits that allow students (and families) to interact, discover, explore and challenge their minds:
The World’s Largest Indoor Ropes Challenge Course!
Standing 50 feet tall, this indoor ropes course allows visitors to climb four stories of ropes and encounter more than 50 obstacles, including a tire traverse, suspension bridge and swinging beam .
Footage of some of the world’s most famous natural disasters is shown and the disasters are explained in scientific terms.
How’s your fastball? An opportunity for guests to determine how fast they can pitch a ball to a Major League Baseball player.
Bed of Nails
Visitors lay on a bed of 3,500 sharp nails without feeling the pain from any one nail.
A three-dimensional impression is created when a visitor presses his/her body into a wall of 78,000 plastic pins.
Jump from key to key on a huge piano to create a musical tune.
Xtreme 360 Bikes
Visitors will pedal their way on these tandem bikes as they try to generate enough power to complete a full loop over the top and back to its original position.
Virtual reality roller coaster that visitors design and then ride. They move 360-degrees in every direction.
The Anti-Gravity Chamber
With just the touch of a button, the direction of the flow of water changes. Is it flowing from the floor to the ceiling or from the ceiling to the floor? Plus, two brand new exhibits, The Lightning Coil and Hoops Fever.
A Tesla Coil exhibit where students can place their arm into a metal chain-link glove and push the button to start the generator and watch as electricity arcs to their hand.
An arcade-style shoot-the-hoops basketball game that can be played against an opponent.
Special February 2014 Homeschool Pricing
Special discounts are available for Lazer Tag and Wonders of Flight.
An EDUCATORS’ GUIDE to help you prepare for your visit is available www.wonderworksonline.com.
You can expect to spend 3-4 hours exploring all the exhibits in the museum.
The February 2014 rate for homeschool students is $9.99, up to four people per family.
You will need to present your umbrella letter, association membership, or letter from local school board to receive the special pricing. No reservations are required.
For more information or to schedule a field trip for your group of 8 or more people, call (865) 868-1815 OR book your field trip online with this link: http://www.wonderworksonline.com/pigeon-forge/groups/book-school-group/
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