- January 8, 2015

Giveaway: Free WonderLab Workshop


WonderLab Learners
Do you have an 8- to 12-year-old who’s looking for something to inspire them, challenge their creativity and extend their learning? If so, check out WonderLab, a supplemental learning lab for kids in upper elementary and middle school. 

WonderLab is giving away a FREE workshop to one lucky Free Fun in Austin reader (value: $50)!

WonderLab’s mission is to supplement what Learners do in school — whether private, public or homeschool — with hands-on, experiential, Learner-directed projects. Whether your child comes to WonderLab to attend a workshop or for one-on-one Mentor Guiding, they’ll leave inspired!

What’s different about WonderLab? Whereas most after-school learning centers focus on tutoring and test prep that address kids’ deficits, WonderLab identifies kids’ strengths and passions, and pairs them with Mentor Guides to help develop inspired, personalized projects and the lifelong learning skills that kids need to thrive.

The winner of this giveaway can choose the workshop of their child’s choice from the inventor workshop series (the workshop fee will be waived; see upcoming workshops below).

2015 Workshop Series: Invent or Improve It?!

Would you rather invent something entirely new or improve something to make it better? Would you rather be the next Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Steve Jobs?

Join WonderLab’s inventor workshop series as experienced Mentor Guides explore what makes an inventor tick through selected readings, videos and exhibits. Using the resources located in the lab and throughout the local Austin neighborhood, you will learn all you can about inventing. Then, you’ll put your imagination and problem-solving skills to work, and dive into your own creations…or re-creations!

Age range: 8 to 12 years old (upper elementary and middle school)

Topics and dates:

Saturday Inventor Series (all workshops run from 9 AM – noon):

  • January 24 – CODE IT (software)
  • January 31 – SOAR IT (planes/rockets)
  • February 7 – FILM IT (video)
  • February 14 – PLAY IT (musical instruments)
  • February 21 – ROLL IT (cars/trains)
  • February 28 – SAIL IT (boats)
  • March 7 – LIGHT IT (electricity)
Homeschooler Tuesday Series (all workshops run from 10 AM – 1 PM):
  • January 13 – SOAR IT (planes/rockets)
  • January 20 – DESIGN IT (paint/graphics)
  • January 27 – SAY IT (language)
  • February 3 – MAP IT (geocaching/cartography)
  • February 10 – FILM IT (video/recording)
  • February 17 – GAME IT (video/board games)
  • February 24 – BUILD IT (architecture)
WonderLab Mentor Guides

Want to learn more? Watch this video about WonderLab’s Fall 2014 workshop series, or check out WonderLab’s video about becoming an inspired learner.

And there’s still more… Like promo codes for everyone! Free Fun in Austin readers can use the promo code FFIA to get 25% off all WonderLab products, including monthly memberships, workshops and more. You can also use the promo code BUY2GET1 to buy two workshops and get the third free, or BUY6GET2 to buy four workshops and get two more free!

Contact WonderLab:

Ph. 512-963-9606

To enter our WonderLab workshop giveaway, simply fill out the form below. Be sure to visit and “Like” WonderLab’s Facebook page for an extra giveaway entry! By submitting the form below, you are agreeing to the Sweepstakes Official Rules. Your email address will be shared with WonderLab. One winner will be selected at random on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and contacted by email.

If you cannot see the form below, please visit the original post to enter.


Catherine A. Morris is a romance novelist, freelance writer, musician and jogger living in southwest Austin, Texas. Of course, her main passion and pastime is caring for her two toddlers, Pearl and Zephyr, who make Catherine and her husband laugh (and cry) on a daily basis. They also give Catherine plenty of good reasons to seek out free, fun activities to keep everyone alive, engaged and happy from one moment to the next.