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Bloomington Family Winter Breakaway

The Sound & Science of Music

December 01, 2009
Make the season especially joyful with an affordable family holiday in Bloomington, Indiana! Bloomington Family Breakaway: The Sound & Science of Music includes discounts on accommodations at the Hampton Inn, tickets to the Cardinal Stage Company's The Sound of Music, and admission at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology. The travel package is available December 22, 2009 through January 4, 2010.

Special package rate: $69 per night. Hamption Inn is located just north of downtown near landmark Indiana University sports arenas, the Hampton Inn offers 129 recently renovated and exceptionally clean rooms. The package includes a complementary hot breakfast and other amenities to maximize guest comfort. Travelers rate the hotel among the top three accommodations in Bloomington. The Hampton Inn is located at 2100 N. Walnut St.

The Cardinal Stage Company and The Sound of Music are offering a package discount: One half-price child or student ticket with the purchase of each adult ticket. Child is defined as age 12 and younger. Students are middle and high school or college students with ID. The final work by the renowned team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music is one of the most beloved musicals ever produced. It will be offered by the Cardinal Stage Company at the restored Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington as follows: Dec. 22 (7 p.m.), Dec. 23 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Dec. 26 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Dec. 27 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Jan.1 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Jan. 2 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and Jan. 3 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The Cardinal Stage Company is an acclaimed professional theater company serving south-central Indiana. The company's productions deftly combine the talents of local actors with visiting artists from major theater centers and with Indiana University faculty and staff.

The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology is also offering a package discount: One half-price child general admission with each paid adult general admission, plus a 20% coupon on museum gift store souvenir purchases. Child is defined as ages 1-17. Ranked a top 25 science museum by Parents magazine and named "a hidden treasure" by Indy's Child, WonderLab provides opportunities for visitors of all ages to experience the wonder and excitement of science. The museum has two floors of exciting hands-on exhibits, including a collection devoted to the science of sound. WonderLab is open Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Located at 308 W. Fourth St. in the heart of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), WonderLab is a few blocks west of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, located at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue. Both destinations are within walking distance of the Indiana University campus.

Bloomington Family Breakaway: The Sound & Science of Music is available by making a reservation at the Hampton Inn. Call 812-334-2100. Other information is available at cardinalstage.org and wonderlab.org. Information about dining, shopping and other local attractions is on the Bloomington/Monroe County Visitor Bureau Web site, visitbloomington.com.

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