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April 1, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Live Alpaca at WonderLab’s Science of Spinning and Weaving Program

WonderLab FFSOA_alpaca by Pam Kinnaman

Photo of alpaca by Pam Kinnaman


March 24, 2015

Andrea Oeding, Assistant Gallery Operations Manager
812-337-1337 ext. 23 or
Louise Schlesinger, Marketing Director
812-337-1337 ext. 12 or

Bloomington, Indiana – Meet a live alpaca and discover its role in spinning and weaving during First Friday Evening Science of Art: Spinning and Weaving on Friday, April 3 at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. In addition, artists from the Rebel Weavers and Spinners will demonstrate extraordinary techniques using Charkha and Tahkli spinners, a Weavelt loom, a Rigid Heddle loom, and more. In related activities, visitors will get to compare natural fibers from different animals to synthetic fibers under a microscope, make a popsicle loom, and engage in a simple weaving project.

Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect on First Friday Evening from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces are available in the 4th Street Parking Garage after 6:00 pm.

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Spinning and Weaving is sponsored by F. Rudolf Turner with additional grant support from Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The monthly program series is part of WonderLab’s mission to highlight the connections between science and art.

WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to

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