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Wonder is Here!

Thanks to an incredible show of support and a successful $2M fundraising campaign, Science World’s new Wonder Gallery opened on March 11, 2017. Wonder is a 3,300 square foot, highly interactive, early-learner’s gallery to cultivate curiosity, exploration and discovery of science for our youngest and most impressionable learners—infants to five year olds. In the first month alone, 23,000 people of all abilities, 60% of them children ages 0–5, visited the gallery.

“She had so much fun discovering and rediscovering all stations in the gallery. She loved the water station and the foam sand area.  As a parent, I loved that she was able to feed her sensory needs by playing in these areas”
 – Mother of a 3.5 year old child with autism

Wonder is a reality thanks to these amazing donors and sponsors!

Thank you for believing in Wonder and helping us build this space that will enrich the lives of all the young children that visit Science World!

Walter & Nancy Segsworth - Splash Area: Pearl's Pools
Shafin Diamond & Minu Tejani - Experiment Bus
The Munford Family - Build Area
Manny & Sunita Padda - Climb Area
Impark - Stroller Parking and Overflow Lot

Wonder's Cast of Characters - Heroes
Amrik & Vir Inder Jit Padda - Zane the monkey
Kayden & Aria Tejani - Angel Raheem the koala
To Family, Raymond, Joanne and Vivian - CYTO the owl

Wonder's Cast of Characters - Sidekicks
Agarwal Family - Ernest the snail
Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin - Photon the firefly
Andrea Durham & Pauline Finn - Inky the octopus
Andrew & Nuala Harries - George the hedgehog
Robin & Linda Louis - Sesame the raccoon
Robin & Linda Louis - Chiwi the bird 
Sophia & Olivia Nernberg - Zippy the squirrel
Pejman Family - Pejo the hippo
Vanderkooi Family - Gertie the goat

In Honour of Bryan Tisdall's Retirement
Steve Baker
John & Wendy Cairns
Robert Clendenan
Tony Da Roza
Electronic Arts Canada
Paul & Nicole Geyer
Andrew & Nuala Harries
Nancy J. Huntingdon
Jennifer Ingham
Doug Kinsey & Annie Desgagne
Man Ying Tse Lee
Ted McGrath
Catherine McPherson
Chris & Margaret O'Riley
Lois Rasmussen
Walter & Nancy Segsworth
Laurence & Karola Stinson
Margaret Terry
Bob & Carol Wiens
Christina Yan-Lee, Michael, Justine, Graham & Andrea Lee

The Agarwal Family
The Glenn and Annetta Agnew Memorial Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation
Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin & Dan Marshall
Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC
Julie Blanchard
Barbara Brink 
John & Heather Carson
Charitable Impact Foundation
The Chung Family
Stuart Culbertson in honour of his grandchildren, Benjamin and Ava
Lara Dauphinee
Kristy Davies
James & Janet Dean
Stephanie Dong
Andrea Durham & Karl Jessen
Dyson Canada Ltd
Samantha & Terron Falk
Fernwood Foundation
Pauline & Brian Finn 
Jim & Casey Fletcher
Casey & Jean Forrest
Cliff & Gail Fraser
Robert Fung
Dan & Daphne Gelbart
Paul & Nicole Geyer
Dr. Alexandra Greenhill
Deby Gullekson
Julio & Ella Guzman


Andrew & Nuala Harries
George & Jane Hungerford
iA Financial Group
Jennifer & Jessica Ingham
Diana Keng
Chris & Shuen King
Kubera Payments Corporation
Craig Langdon
Suki & Ian Law
James C. Lee
Lily Lee
Mary & Jarrod Levitan
Robin, Linda, Aron, Sheila & Owen Louis
Dr. Lindsay Machan
Ted McGrath
Patsy & John McMillan
Ron McNeil
Estate of Frieda Meyer
Rivka & Ophira Mills
Kuhan Milroy
John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation
John & Dana Montalbano
John Murphy & Leslie Lee 
Sophia & Olivia Nernberg
Wade Nesmith
Amrik & Vir Inder Jit Padda
Cam & Misty Paterson
Greg & Marlyn Peet

The Pejman Family
Dr. Scott D. Sampson
Ken A. Schneider
Barry & Drinda Scott
Tracy Scott
Katherine Scouten
Rich & Linda Simons
Cheryl Slusarchuk & Kevin Gulstene
Martin & Barbara Smith
SpencerCreo Foundation
The Spothelfer Family
Michael Steinmann
STEMCELL Technologies
Eileen B. Stewart
Morgan & Lisa Sturdy
Suan Teo
Eira Thomas
Morgan Tierney
The To Family, Raymond, Joanne and Vivian
Pavel & Beth Volfbeyn
Yang Wang
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Sandra Wear
Wertz Family Foundation
White Spot Restaurants
Windsor Plywood Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation
Fei Wong