Bridging the gap between school and home
Nutrien Wonderhub is a not-for-profit organization that fosters creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning in children and their grown-ups through hands-on exhibits, programming, and outreach.
We support intergenerational play and independent discovery. The museum is a safe space for children of all backgrounds and abilities to explore, experiment, and interact with the natural and built world.
To combine play with education, bridging the gap between school and home and attracting tourists through hands-on exhibits, programs, and outreach that celebrate art, science, technology, and the cultural fabric of Saskatchewan.
Let dreams soar.
Curiosity is a fundamental human quality—it’s what inspires us to imagine and create. We view curiosity as the catalyst for educational, entertaining, and often unexpected discoveries.
We are a children’s museum for all children. Through a combination of in-house and outreach programs, we provide ample opportunities for playful learning.
More than a museum
We design experiences that make us so much more than a museum. We are a community resource, an attraction, a destination, and an inclusive meeting place.
Through our commitment to delivering long-term, positive impact and influence throughout Saskatchewan, we establish ourselves as a donor-preferred organization and a sustainable brand.
The Journey to Today
The Children’s Discovery Museum is formed by a group of passionate volunteers. In lieu of a physical space, the team toured in a minivan filled with craft supplies, educational toys, and plenty of imagination.
Our first brick and mortar location! The Children’s Discovery Museum opens its doors in Saskatoon’s Market Mall, with 1,200 square feet of exhibits designed for children ages 6 and under. This space quickly became a local favourite, averaging 20,000 annual visits.
The museum hosts its first international traveling exhibit. Much More Munsch is an interactive experience based on the works of beloved Canadian author Robert Munsch.
The City of Saskatoon selects the Children’s Discovery Museum as the tenant of choice for the Mendel, a historic building nestled along the banks of the South Saskatchewan river. Later this year, we debut the Kid Approved capital campaign. Our goal: to raise $14.5 million and realize our dream of building a world-class children’s museum.
Argyle Design Inc. reveals the Museum Master Plan. This design document offers an exciting first look at what the new museum experience will entail.
Exhibit plans continue with the help of stakeholders, community partnerships, and guidance from local parents and educators. We select Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture and Strata Development Corporation to bring Argyle’s designs to life. Nutrien (then PotashCorp) also became our title sponsor, following their generous donation of $2.5 million to the Kid Approved capital campaign.
More than 200 kids and adults participate in prototyping sessions, exploring our new planned exhibits and offering invaluable feedback to ensure the museum is world-class.
Construction begins at the Mendel. Everything from electrical and mechanical systems to floors, windows, and walls is replaced or refreshed to breathe new life into one of Saskatoon’s most beloved buildings.
We meet 100% of our Kid Approved fundraising goal, and officially open the doors of our freshly-renovated space to the public on June 28!