WonderWorks in Syracuse is on an out of this world mission to inspire kids to be interested in space exploration. They will be hosting their 6th Annual WonderKids Awards Program ceremony on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The event will be held at WonderWorks, located at 9090 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse, New York. Teachers who took part in the WonderKids program nominated students to meet an astronaut will get the opportunity to do so on May 18, 2019, from 10 am to noon. The meet and greet is open to the public to attend. WonderWorks has teamed up with Dr. Don Thomas, an astronaut who has orbited the Earth nearly 700 times, to visit Syracuse school students. The event will feature an award ceremony and a guest speaker visit from Dr. Donald Thomas, a former NASA astronaut, with whom people can meet and get their photo taken with. Those attending will also be able to learn about his experiences in space. Members of the media are invited to attend the schools the astronaut visits, the ceremony and the meet and greet.
“We are excited to be able to have someone as special as Dr. Thomas team up with us to meet Syracuse area students,” states Nicole Montgomery, director of operations for WonderWorks Syracuse. “His insight and experiences will be fascinating to the children and will hopefully further inspire a love of science.”
The dates for the program are as follows:
• Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas will visit East Syracuse Elementary on May 16, 2019.
He will visit Solvay Middle School and East Syracuse High School on May 17, 2019.
• The WonderKids official ceremony will be held May 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• A public meet and greet will be held on May 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
“The WonderKids program is one of a kind and one that is special for kids who love to explore science,” said Dr. Don Thomas, “It’s an honor to participate in programs that encourage young minds to desire science and I look forward to teaming up with WonderWorks.”
WonderKids is a program that is offered by WonderWorks that focuses on student achievement through a variety of categories, including academic excellence, service to the community, and future scientist. Its mission is to make science fun and interesting. The program is open to students around the Syracuse area. Only a limited number of students are accepted into the program. Those interested in learning more about the program can visit the website: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/destiny/wonderkids/.
WonderWorks in Syracuse is an adventure that tourists and locals both enjoy. The indoor amusement park is open 365 days per year from 9:00 a.m. until midnight. WonderWorks features a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, laser tag, 4D XD motion theater, magic comedy dinner show, and the Wonder Zones, which include interactive exhibits on natural disasters, space discovery, light and sound zone, imagination lab, far out art gallery, and a physical challenge zone.
WonderWorks, a science-focused indoor amusement park located in Destiny USA, combines education and entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits. There is something unique and challenging for all ages. Adventures include: The Hurricane Shack, feel the power of 71 mph hurricane–force winds, The Bubble Lab, make huge, life–sized bubbles, The Astronaut Training Gyro, get the NASA treatment and experience zero gravity, Nail it by lying on the death–defying Bed of Nails. WonderWorks is also home to two indoor ropes courses, Canyon Climb, which is the world’s largest suspended indoor ropes course, and Sky Tykes, which is a confidence booster climb for small children. WonderWorks also hosts birthday parties and special events seasonally. WonderWorks has locations in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, and Syracuse. For more information, visit the site at: Opens daily at 10 a.m. www.wonderworksdestiny.com.