A partnership that began three years ago is coming to fruition as the children’s museum, the Nutrien Wonderhub, in Saskatoon plans its grand opening weekend for June 28 to June 30 of 2019. After making a sizable donation in 2016 and awaiting the construction of the museum, Nutrien’s Saskatoon team of employees is excitedly anticipating the grand opening of the facility they helped to get going.
Though the facility will be brand new, the efforts to foster creativity, curiosity and love of learning have been in effect since 2002 when the original Children’s Discovery Museum team gathered craft supplies, activities, and imagination into a minivan and traveled to work with children’s groups. It took close to a decade before the first brick and mortar location was established in 2009, and the City of Saskatoon selected them as the tenant for a historic building along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in 2014. Fundraising efforts with the goal of $14.5 million began, and the completion of the project is now near its end.
Though it is the end of the building process, it is the beginning for new learning and stimulation at the Nutrien Wonderhub with exhibits like Northern Lights, where the colors shift in response to motion and movement, and Boxes O’ Fun, which encourages children to experiment with sound, light, and movement.
The Nutrien Wonderhub promises to be a place of exploration and discovery for children to learn about the world around them in creative and exciting ways. To plan your trip to the museum or read about upcoming events, visit the website, where a new and exciting world of curiosity and learning awaits.