Lifelong Learner

GET AWAY TO GET AHEAD

Inspiring accommodations (think Tibetan yurts and remote cabins in the woods) pair nicely with the town's academic atmosphere and accessible co-working spaces. The perfect productive escape for tech titans, creatives, and executives.

SCIENCE BY DAY, SPIRITS BY NIGHT

Who says model volcanoes and toy robots are just for kids? WonderLab, Bloomington's science, health and technology museum that's primarily geared towards kids, recently launched their WonderLab After Dark event series. The magic of science meets local brews and wine. 

LILLY LIBRARY A MUST FOR RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

On the Road has taken Lilly Library curator Jim Canary, well, on the road. As the guardian of Jack Kerouac's original manuscript, which is housed in this IU mecca for rare books and special collections, Canary has traveled across the globe to display the 12-foot-long scroll he jokingly refers to as "Jack in the box."

STRAIGHT TALK AT THE BLOOMINGTON SEX SALON

No need to blush at the Bloomington Sex Salon. Hosted by leading sex researcher D. Debby Herbenick of the Kinsey Institute, this monthly forum welcomes open discussion on everything from erotic art to sex and masculinity to the effects of sexually explicit media.

HOLY INVENTORY, BATMAN! COMIC BOOK STORE OFFERS WIDE SELECTION

Bloomington's Vintage Phoenix Comic Books is jam-packed with thousands of titles--and not just the big hits. Comic book fanatics can find everything from Marvel and DC superhero tales to illustrated classic literature and pop culture hits such as Adventure Time and Doctor Who, and every May, the store gives away over 6,000 titles on Free Comic Book Day.

A LIMESTONE LEGACY WORTH PRESERVING

Indiana limestone has shaped the nation, literally. From the Pentagon to the Biltmore Estate and the Met to Ellis Island, landmark buildings around the country come from Indiana limestone. Every June, Limestone Month honors this heritage with demonstrations from master carvers, sculpture and photography exhibits, tours of limestone homes and quarries, and more.