Insider’s Guide to WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

May 13, 2022

WonderWorks may be known for its dramatic, eye-catching architecture. But it offers more than that. Inside, there is a fascinating world of science and fun to quench your thirst for curiosity about the weather, space, and technology.

After entering WonderWorks Myrtle Beach's inversion tunnel, prepare to be blown away by 74 mph force winds, climb into a spacesuit, and create life-size bubbles. 

Get your dose of adrenaline at the simulated thrill rides and dark indoor ropes course. With over 100 hands-on exhibits for guests of all ages, this amusement park offers an exciting and enlightening experience for everyone.

However you choose to spend your day here, we have all the information you need to make the most of your WonderWorks Myrtle Beach excursion.

Myrtle Beach

Are you longing for the sounds of waves hitting the shore and the feel of the sand beneath your feet at the Grand Strand

Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is home to 60 beaches, famous for its iconic boardwalk. Feel the salty wind on your face as you go fishing and sightseeing in this family-friendly paradise.

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Extend your visit to WonderWorks Myrtle into a vacation, and don’t miss the outdoor adventures Myrtle Beach offers. Package your Wonderworks tickets with Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts for the best deals.

People at Myrtle Beach by the shore with buildings and a Ferris wheel in the background.

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About WonderWorks

WonderWorks provides infinite ways to stimulate the mind. This science-focused amusement park houses six wonder zones, featuring illusion artwork, natural disasters, and lights and sound. Guests can enjoy laser tag and ropes challenges as well. 

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Everyone can celebrate special events and birthday parties here 365 days a year. Currently, this mind-blowing park has six wonder locations, including: 

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Branson, Missouri
  • and, of course, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Can’t Miss Attractions

Ready for a mind-boggling adventure at the park that combines education and entertainment? Broaden your perspective and explore the exciting zones of WonderWorks for a day of family fun.

Extreme Weather Zone

Feel the power of 74-mph hurricane-force winds on your skin as you step into “Hurricane Schack.” 

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Be amazed and shocked as you try the hands-on Tesla Coil that emits 100,000 volts of energy. Then, feel the icy waters encountered by the Titanic survivors. 

Will you be able to stand the 28°F water temperature?

photo credit: WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

Physical Challenge Zone

Are you up for a physical challenge like lying on a bed of nails? Don’t worry. The principle of pressure got your back. 

This amusement park for the mind lets you experience what it feels like and what will happen after lying on 3,500 nails. 

Next, immerse yourself in the secrets and soapy science behind bubbles at the Bubble Lab. Create giant bubbles and see who can make the biggest. 

Watch and discover how reflections of the lights affect their swirling colors. Don’t forget to experiment with your pulley power and play with a mechanical advantage.

Space Discovery Zone

Wondering what's like to be an astronaut? 

Dress like one by trying on the life-size replica of the EVA suit worn by astronauts in space. Meanwhile, tumble and roll in a two-seater gyroscope, letting you experience the feeling of weightlessness. 

Climb into a replica of the Mercury capsule, one of the launched one-man capsules for the first human spaceflight program led by NASA. 

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Once you’ve had your fill of space encounters, hop on to the wonder coasters section for a design and ride experience to take a roller coaster ride on your preferred adventure.

photo credit: WonderWorks Myrtle Beach via Facebook

Wonder Art Gallery

A gallery of artwork displays that play tricks with your brain and eyes? Yes, please. 

Enter Illusion Art Gallery and decipher the visual sorcery that will broaden your perception. You’ll also encounter sculptures, real antlers, and horns at Dr. Seuss’s Unorthodox Taxidermy.

Light & Sound Zone

Break out your best moves while admiring the glow-in-the-dark patterns and colors in the light and sound zone. 

Strike a pose and see what your shadow looks like. Then, visit the giant piano and play music with your feet, presenting everyone with the opportunity to explore sounds.

photo credit: Staci Fonseca-Curry via Facebook

Imagination Lab

Imagination Lab features Wonder Brite, where kids and kids at heart can create masterpieces that glow as you mount them into the black wall. 

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Dig It sandbox gives you the chance to dig ocean trenches or safari flatlands. Next, play with gears and arrange them properly until they’re spinning.

Tickets and Packages

WonderWorks offers a military discount. Just present a military ID at the box office to receive $3.00 off your ticket for up to six people.

Before you go, secure your WonderWorks tickets from Tripster. You'll skip the line and hassle of purchasing your park admission at the counter. In addition to saving time, you’ll also take advantage of discounts only available online.

Pro Tip: You’ll receive an email once you book your tickets. Simply print the tickets before heading to the museum and breeze by everyone else standing in line.

While at Myrtle Beach, don't miss the chance to explore the finest beaches and check out nearby attractions and shows like:

Sea Screamer - Join the greatest dolphin tour in Myrtle Beach and spot the ocean’s most playful creatures in the beautiful coastal South Carolina waters.

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Medieval Times Dinner Show - Find yourself face-to-face with brave knights compete in games of skill at North America’s longest-running dinner attraction.

The Alabama Theatre - Enjoy extravagant performances and top-rated family entertainment whether you’re a fan of Broadway or pop music at the ONE The Show.

line of horses and knights with jousting poles at the Medieval Times dinner show in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament via Facebook

The Best Time to Visit WonderWorks

The sought-after WonderWorks Myrtle Beach opened at Broadway at the beach in 2011 and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The last tickets are sold at 10:00 p.m

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Purchase your tickets in advance to enjoy the 100 interactive exhibits of WonderWorks all day long. Tickets prices range from $25-$32, and you can exit and re-enter anytime throughout the day.

WonderWorks hosts millions of visitors, and the crowds double during the holiday season, spring break, summer season, and Christmas break. Try to visit during an off-peak season for fewer guests.

Look up, look down, and take in the WonderWorks’ mind-blowing upside-down exterior and a wide range of entertaining displays that are a feast for the senses and the mind.

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