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The Wonder Lab


3709 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 213-8527
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STEM-inspired play for the youngest learners

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Photo of Kate Knapp Kate Knapp
Sep 8, 2023 5

Wonderful STEM space for young kids! I love bringing my youngest here (age 1.5) to play when we're looking for a morning activity. It's locally owned by a super sweet couple with two kids of their own. The space is the perfect size to not lose your kids, and they provide free coffee and tea for parents which is an added bonus! They also play relaxing background music and overall it's just always an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend checking it out.

Photo of Laney Greystone Laney Greystone
Jul 31, 2023 5

Hosted a birthday party for our two year old. It was so lovely and perfect for all her friends. The open space made it easy to keep an eye on the kids without having to stay two steps behind them. We brought our own food and the staff was so helpful, friendly, and relaxed. Easiest party I’ve ever planned. 10/10 would recommend

Photo of Annie Franceschi Annie Franceschi
Jul 29, 2023 5

We are loving Wonder Lab so much! As a toddler parent, it’s such a gift to have a wonderful (and air conditioned!) space near us in Durham for playdates and adventure. Online booking is easy and our kiddo has a blast every time!!

Photo of Audrey Fenske Audrey Fenske
Jun 19, 2023 5

Such a fun spot to bring your little ones! I love all of the opportunities to learn through play that they provide. My daughter always has a blast. We attended a class before as well, and it was so well planned and executed with lots for the kids to do. We love The Wonder Lab!

Photo of Candi Newsome Candi Newsome
May 25, 2023 5

We had a blast for our daughter’s birthday. It is the perfect space for toddlers 🥰. Thank you for being so helpful and making set up and breakdown a breeze!

Photo of Rainbow Ramirez Rainbow Ramirez
May 21, 2023 5

Such a great space for young children. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking my 3 yo and 10 month old to play and explore here. It’s a cozy and comfortable space with plenty of activities for them to enjoy. Bonus is the free coffee and tea for the grownups!

Photo of Marisol Ariza Aya Marisol Ariza Aya
May 20, 2023 5

We’ve been here for open playtime a few times and we decided to celebrate our boy’s second birthday here!! It is just the perfect place for little kids parties. Staff is super friendly and profesional. The play area is beautiful. Our baby and friends were happy and entertained. Highly recommended…

Photo of Justin and Danielle Tingley Justin and Danielle Tingley
Dec 9, 2022 5

This is a perfect place to bring little ones! It’s a safe place to explore and tinker with all types of materials and mechanisms. There’s a calm room with a sound machine and noise cancelling ear muffs for any kids that may feel overstimulated. Free coffee and tea for adults and lots of snacks for purchase. I’ve been hoping a place like this would open in Durham. Definitely will be coming back!

Photo of Sam Watson Sam Watson
Dec 6, 2022 5

This place is amazing. Super thoughtful play area that works well for my 1 year old and 3 year old. And they are brilliantly open on Sunday mornings! We've loved every moment spent at The Wonder Lab and appreciate the warmth and intent of every aspect (free unlimited coffee/tea, kid snacks for sale, baby/toddler friendly bathroom, exhibits that works for big age ranges). 10/10 recommend.

Photo of Julie Terry Julie Terry
Nov 15, 2022 5

This place is so fun! My kids are 3.5 and 1.5, and they had an amazing time. Favorites included the wind tunnel for parachute and scarf launching, a conveyor belt, the climbing tower, and the many smaller toys. Lots of wooden toys and things we don’t own/ friends don’t own. There are lots of books too! I loved the cozy poufs so I could comfortably supervise from the floor. Free coffee and tea was a win too. We will absolutely be back!!

Photo of Mary Kate Waetjen Mary Kate Waetjen
Nov 11, 2022 5

We love the Wonder Lab! So excited to have this space in Durham! A group of friends and I took our 11 month olds and there was so much to keep them busy playing! A clean, calm, and inviting atmosphere perfect for young kids! We will absolutely be visiting again soon!

Photo of Jen Noyes Jen Noyes
Nov 7, 2022 5

Came here with my family yesterday and had an AMAZING time! This place is the perfect place to bring your kiddos (6mo-6years). Super clean, perfectly contained but allowing your kids to move about freely and safely. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and you can really tell the owners put their heart into this place. They thought of everything with extra items should you have forgotten something, to tea and coffee for the adults and even space for the kids to eat a snack or lunch during the day while they are there. This is a great STEM play space and learning center and has a great space for birthday parties!!! Do yourself a favor and check them out!!!!! We will definitely be back and look forward to buying a membership package once available!

Photo of Lindsey P Lindsey P
Nov 7, 2022 5

My 9 month old loved this place! Lots of fun educational activities and felt very safe! Very nice folks who own and work here tonight! Highly recommend!

Photo of Lawruh Lindsey Lawruh Lindsey
Nov 5, 2022 5

So happy this space exists in Durham now! The owners are so thoughtful and have created a space that feels comfortable and fun for kids and adults alike. From baskets to put ‘tasted toys’ in for sanitization. to free coffee and tea for the grownups, they have really thought of everything. There were many wonderfully engaging play stations that our 1yr old and 3.5yr old both absolutely adored (the wind tunnel, climbing structures, cozy play nook, and the felt wall were a few of the highlights for our littles) and us parents were able to relax and enjoy playing along too. We definitely look forward to going back soon!