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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.
Wonderhub brings children and families together to create, learn, play, and explore without boundaries.
Expanding possibilities for children; building a brighter future for our community.
We create environments that naturally encourage children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to explore, discover, and learn through play.
Within and beyond our walls, we create opportunities for interaction and connection.
We approach every decision with a mind to the future and how best to achieve our goals in the long term.
We commit ourselves to accessibility and inclusivity, celebrating diversity as a catalyst for growth.
We respectfully acknowledge that Nutrien Wonderhub is situated on Treaty 6 Territory, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Peoples, and the traditional homeland of the Metis Nation.
We pay our respects to the past, present and future caretakers of these sacred lands, and dedicate ourselves and our organization to advancing truth and reconciliation in our community, and creating a safe and equitable space for all.
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!