About Us

35Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge has been entertaining, educating, and connecting families in the region since 1977. Many families see us as their “life saver” – a hub of stimulating, affordable activities for all ages including active participation in community events for families and classes in music, art, cooking, parenting and gardening.

We are a true grassroots organization: created, operated, and sustained by volunteers in the community for over 30 years. We are excited to have become the new owners of our building, located in historic downtown The Dalles.  Come visit us!

MISSION & VALUES

Wonderworks strives to give children and their families experiences in an original, interactive environment that will cultivate, challenge and uphold their creative and intellectual potential.

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.41.11 AMWe Value:

  • New, enriching experiences for young minds, bodies and spirits.
  • A creative forum for Gorge parents and other adults to exercise their talents for the good of young people.
  • Social interaction for young children and their families.
  • Supportive, nurturing networks of families as they raise young children.
  • The promotion of young children’s interests and positive parenting for our community.