WonderWorks, Panama City Beach
It’s difficult to drive along Front Beach Road and not notice the gigantic upside-down house. Located 7 short miles from The Sandpiper Beacon, WonderWorks in Panama City Beach is one of the most unique places for your family to learn, laugh, compete, and have a great time together.
If you want to take a break from the beach and beat the heat, or you’re looking for an entertaining way to spend an evening, WonderWorks is a great place to enjoy some family-friendly fun. Explore seemingly endless rooms, which will engage and entertain the youngest and oldest members of your group in ways you had never imagined!
WonderWorks offers over 100 highly interactive virtual, physical, and mental exhibits and challenges. The one-of-a-kind experience begins when you enter through the roof, walk through the spinning chamber, and make your way up… all the way to the ground floor! The excitement never slows as you work your way through floors filled with a variety of interactive exhibits, up and up until you find the grand finale room.
Your WonderWorks adventure wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the mental challenges along the way. Opponents can play a game of ‘Mind Ball’ testing your mental calmness, or solve mind-splitting riddles and puzzles placed throughout the journey. Challenging enough to offer older members of the group with some stimulating entertainment, the games are still manageable for youngsters.
Two of rooms you will encounter on your science-inspired tour include the Natural Disaster room and the Physical Challenge room. There aren’t many places in Panama City Beach that will let you brag to your friends about having lay on a bed of nails, survived hurricane force winds, swam with virtual sharks, and braved Arctic temperatures. The Physical Challenge room is home to lots of interactive exhibits where you can compete against your family, and the Vertical G-Force ride. An intense 360-degree bike ride, which is not for the faint-of-heart… but if you love a good thrill you won’t be able to stay away!
The experience ends with an exciting three-story ropes adventure course, perfect for the younger kids and teenagers in the family. There’s also a large arcade games area, and a convenient snack bar for mom, dad and the grandparents who might not want to balance on an inch-thick piece of rope above a 25 ft drop (a safety harness is connected to the railing above). Then again, you could also end your adventure with a thrilling game of Lazer Tag to see who the ultimate family champion is!
WonderWorks is a great place to spend a day, part of the day, or an evening. Your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they are being exposed to science education the whole time. This Panama City Beach attraction is a must for families with younger kids and teenagers. Mom and dad won’t get bored either, and there’s more than enough to keep the grandparents entertained the whole time too!
Various ticket options are available, allowing you to experience everything WonderWorks has to offer, or pick and choose the activities you want to try (The ropes course and Lazer Tag are optional). WonderWorks is open daily from 9a.m -10p.m. except on Friday and Saturday when they are open until midnight. Discounted prices can be found on their website, where you can also find deals for buying tickets to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum as well.