We're changing the way our community
plays together.

Wonder Universe is a dynamic, play-based learning environment that redefines the boundaries of traditional museums and builds on the strengths of children and families in the New River Valley.

Your gift helps prepare children, their families, and the community to be school-ready and embrace a lifelong appreciation of learning.

Our 15,000 square foot museum provides more than 14 interactive exhibits, all designed to promote youth development and encourage guests to experience learning
in novel ways.
Research continues to demonstrate the importance of play as a medium to learning to decrease stress and enhance emotional and social development.

For children in the New River Valley, access to purposeful, unstructured play is in short supply, especially for families with limited financial resources. For this reason, our museum offers free admission for children currently enrolled in SNAP, EBT, or WIC.
Your donation allows us to operate, maintain, and improve our museum so
children, caregivers, and educators may continue discovering and learning side-by-side.

You are ensuring healthier, more successful futures for our children and supporting the economic development of the New River Valley region.
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