WonderWorks in Panama City Beach, FL

9910 Front Beach RoadPanama City Beach, FL 32407
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Situated on Front Beach Road, just steps from the beach, WonderWorks in Panama City Beach offers a family-friendly amusement park with more than 35,000 square feet of educational and fun entertainment. Guests can enjoy a laser tag arena, an indoor ropes challenge, a virtual reality army experience, a light and sound zone, an imagination laboratory, a space discovery center, and much more.

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WonderWorks Panama City Beach began as a Top Secret research laboratory on a remote island in the Bermuda Triangle. As legend has it, the world’s greatest scientists – led by Professor Wonder – were given the task of creating a man-made tornado and harnessing the POWER of it. During this experiment, something went awry and the power of the tornado was unleashed throughout the laboratory. This created a swirling vortex that was strong enough to rip the laboratory from its foundation. It was carried thousands of miles away and landed upside-down on the top of a surf shack in Panama City Beach, Florida. Remarkably, all of the experiments remained intact and functional.

When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey. Once you are properly aligned for your adventure, family fun awaits with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Make WonderWorks a stop on your Things to Do list when visiting Panama City Beach.

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Marci Kennison
Pace, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Rainy Day Fun!"
January, 2015
Have you ever had your beach plans canceled due to unexpected nasty weather? Are you looking for wholesome entertainment that is sure to please people of all ages?? Do you seek out activities that are family friendly? If you answered yes to all these questions, start planning your trip to Wonderworks now!
Without a doubt, Wonderworks is an indoor interactive amusement park that is sure to delight every toddler, kid, teen, and adult! There is an activity to meet everyone’s thrilling needs. Last month, I took my 3 year old niece, 11, 13, and 16 year old son to this amazing establishment. We all spent endless hours riding virtual rides, blowing gigantic bubbles, playing interactive video games, and balancing on the tight rope obstacle course. The day was filled with laughter, smiles, and family bonding as we worked our way thru the multi-leveled virtual park. We were not even out of the parking lot and all of the kids were asking when we could make a return trip to this fantastic establishment. We could not have asked for a better way to spend our day! Thank you Wonderworks for the indoor excitement you provided us on a rainy day! It was worth every penny!
Tip: Be prepared to stay all day. Wear your tennis shoes. Bring money for the gift shop!

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beachlove6891
Memphis, Tennessee
"Fun on a rainy day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2016 NEW
One day it rained most the day and we went here and took the kids let me say it's not just for the kids it's super fun I enjoyed it there's a few gravity rides and you lay on a bed of nails a lot of neat science in there and the titanic some interesting facts about it not the actual ship but it's really neat for a rainy day in Panama beach!!!!
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jetstr
franklin, TN
"What a ball!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2016 NEW
Went with my boyfriend and his father. Father is 70, we are mid 30's and we all had a blast! Really brought the kid out in all of us. This place was so interesting from the outside that we had to check it out. There's so much to see and so much to do!! It's an imagination playground! Learning experience and fun. There's something for people all all ages. It lets you let loose and just be silly. There are things to read, interactive games, things that blow your mind. So many games and activities the time will fly! This was a good deal and great way to spend some time.
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RedneckAristocrat
"Fun place on Rainy day in Sunny Florida"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2016 NEW
We picked this place out based on the weather, but not a bad place to stop if you are burnt out on the beach. Kids under six are free. We thought the place was pretty decent and a good experience for the child. This RedneckAristocrat learned a thing or two as well. The family had fun and a good way to spend a day. Get there at opening, especially on weather days. You won't have so many foreign tourist standing for hours to photograph each other 1,000 times in front of an exhibit oblivious to 1,000 others waiting. Other than that, bring wipes and sanitizer. Even for this RedneckAristocrat, hygiene and manners are missing from many folk. Give it a try.
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rosered51
Chipley, Florida
"Hours of fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2016 NEW
There are 4 floors in this upside down building filled with many things to do. There are different trivia games for my husband who is a trivia nut. There was a hurricane simulator (which being a Florida native I found no need to experience). There was interesting information and recreation of the deck tilts on the Titanic. There is a 360 degree bike ride which you can ride with a friend or race against them. There is a simulation black hawk helicopter game so you can (somewhat) experience what our military men and women may go through in a war zone. There is the huge floor keyboard from "Big". There are lots of audio trivia games. There is laser tag, which is a lot of fun. There is a rope climb, which is terrifying, but we did! Conquer your fear of heights! And so, so, so much more! Everyone we encountered there on the staff was so helpful and friendly. It was a lot of fun and a great way to spend a day. It is a little expensive, but if you spend all day you may consider the money well spent.
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Ronnie H
Valdosta, Georgia, Usa
"Needs to be updated very badly."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2016 NEW
Ok. For starters, the outside of the place looks amazing. Who can resist staring at this huge upside down house. Stop, take pictures, and be amazed, and know that you have just seen the coolest part of this attraction for free! That's right, the building itself is the main attraction in my opinion. Once inside, it goes downhill. I have to admit, before the invention of the cell phone this place must have been pretty cool. However, most of the things in this place are now available as phone apps and most of them work better than the ones at Wonder Works. Most of the stuff is just simply BORING! Take for example the "hurricane shack". If standing in front of a fan with a strobe light does it for ya, you've lived a pretty "sheltered" life, no pun intended. Then the Titanic exhibit: Stick your hand in ice water, see how cold the ocean was! Breathtaking excitement, if putting your hand in cold water is worth $, you'll be amazed. Then it's on to natural disaster trivia (you can play trivia online without an admission cost). Then you can look at weird paintings and allusions (like the kind you get in spam emails for free), play with soap bubbles (now you have lived a complete life), and walk on an annoying piano keyboard that all the kids will stomp on to ensure that you leave with a good headache from the annoying sounds of kids jumping on a piano! Yay! Are we having fun yet? Then go lay on a bed of prickly nails that actually do hurt or see an oversized light brite toy where you stick pegs in and they, well, light up (ok, I know, sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, right. You got it, pal!) Then see the space games where you land a plane or shuttle on these 1970 looking video game things (these were broke down when I was there, as was other things, closed for maintenance, etc. The rope course was cool. I did enjoy this. The girls that worked the attractions were very friendly, but the things were very outdated, and the same stuff as was there when I went years ago. Over all, the coolest thing about this to me was looking at the building from the outside.
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Frequently Asked Questions about WonderWorks

What are WonderWorks operating hours?
WonderWorks is open Sunday-Thursday 10am to 7pm. Friday and Saturday is 10am to 9pm.

What will I find inside WonderWorks?
WonderWorks is an indoor interactive amusement park for the mind. Fun for All Ages! Experience over 100 interactive exhibits. Special features include the indoor ropes challenge course and lazer-tag.

How long does it take to tour the attraction?
Allow at least 3- 4 hours but spend as much time as you like.

Can I bring food into WonderWorks?
No, outside food and drinks are not permitted inside WonderWorks.

Can I take pictures?
You can take pictures inside. Great photo spots in WonderWorks Panama City Beach include: The Spacesuit, The Floating Circuit Head, Mercury Capsule, Hurricane Simulator, and more!

Where can I park?
Plenty of parking is provided on site and there is no charge.

What is the best way to dress for a day at the attraction? Is there any clothing that isn't permissible?
WonderWorks is a casual, family-oriented attraction. We suggest you dress comfortably. Closed shoes are required for our ropes course. No skirts or dresses permitted on the ropes course. Please dress family friendly.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?
WonderWorks is equipped with elevators for wheelchairs and strollers.

Can I exit the attraction and return later in the day?
Yes, tickets allow unlimited fun all day, come and go as you please.

Are there any height, weight or other requirements for any of the rides?
Wonder Coasters - Must be at least 48” ( 4′ ) or 42″ with an adult to participate. Combined weight of both riders cannot exceed 500 lbs. There cannot be more than 100 lbs difference between riders on a single simulator.
Ropes Course – Must be at least 42″ ( 3’6″ ) with an adult or 48″ ( 4′ ) to participate alone. Maximum height is 80″ ( 6’8” ). Closed shoes required. Maximum weight limit is 300 pounds.
360 Bikes - Closed shoes required and 52” ( 4’10″ ) tall to participate.

Does WonderWorks serve food?
Yes, at the Snack Shack. This café features fun foods like pizza, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, popcorn and coke products.