Our goal with the new facility is to create an inclusive, accessible, and interactive environment that allows children of all ages and backgrounds to come together to explore, create, and discover.
With the help of Argyle Design Inc., Nutrien Wonderhub will feature flexible exhibits and spaces that encouraging learning by doing, spark creative expression and imaginative free play, and build an appreciation for the many people and cultures of Saskatchewan. These installations are a gateway for children to experience the world—both natural and built—around them, and support child development, intergenerational play, and community building.
Located in the Main Gallery, Toon Town is a town made by kids for kids. This unfolding, ever-evolving, changeable townscape is the setting for unlimited imaginative play. It can encompass theatrical productions, collaborative projects, and play as well as group planning and organizing.
Located in the Main Gallery, Northern Lights honours Saskatchewan’s signature skies with an interactive exhibits whose colours shift in response to motion and movement.
Located in the Main Gallery, the North Woods/Gathering Place exhibit provides a space for children, families, classes, and other groups to meet for storytelling, community events, role-playing, presentations, and more.
Inspired by the bridges of Saskatoon, Little Bridges is a sensory play environment adjacent to the Main Gallery designed for children ages 0-36 months. Zoned areas with different age and developmental levels create an immersive experience that encourages sensory exploration and communication for children and caregivers alike.
Located in the North Gallery, the Climber is a dynamic, tactile experience. Nutrien Wonderhub is proud to be the only facility in North America to have a permanent installation from internationally-acclaimed artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Children can pop up through holes in the web-like surface or swing from dangling crocheted “pods.”
Located in the North Gallery, Boxes o’ Fun encourages children to experiment with sound, light, and movement. Each box is a stand-alone, walk-in structure whose contents can be changed out to focus on a range of activities. In the Boxes o’ Fun you can create a symphony, record a mini-movie, explore wild textures, and discover the magic of black light.
Located in the North Gallery, Airways has been purpose built to fit the space and allows children to send items shooting up more than 20 feet, and try to catch them on the way down.
Located in the upper mezzanine, children can send a blast of air across the gallery at targets or “fly” spaceships with the help of air cannons and hand cranks.
Located on the lower level, this realistic, kid-centric mine environment offers families the opportunity to experience what it’s really like to work as a mining geologist, engineer, mechanic, or machine operator. Once in the main mine room, children can “operate” a rotor borer machine or use conveyors to transfer ore to a lift.
Located on the lower level, this space is devoted to creation and collaboration. Create Space is a dedicated project hub, perfect for experimenting with methods and mediums. The Create Space Workshop is an enclosed, secure area for more advanced tools and facilitated operations, including drilling, soldering, and sanding.