Wonderworks Children’s Museum


Sponsored by Hattenhauer Energy Co. 

PO BOX 355
206 Madison Street,
The Dalles, OR 97058

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Tis the season to give!
Here at Wonderworks, we believe that every child should have an opportunity to explore, wonder and play.

We rely on the generosity of the community to keep Wonderworks affordable while keeping its mission to serve children and families in an original, interactive environment that will cultivate, challenge and uphold their creative and intellectual potential.

For nearly 40 years, generous donors have kept our doors open and exhibits changing. With your donation, we can transform experiences and create a sense of wonder for the children of the Columbia River Gorge area.



“Wonderworks offers a safe, educational, creative and affordable space in the Gorge for young children and their important adults to explore and play together. We strive to spark children’s curiosity and imagination with unique and frequently changing exhibits, such as Café, Animal Hospital, and Post Office. Children can make themselves at home in the Playhouse, put on a show on our Big Stage, and create incredible structures in the Block area.

A dedicated infant area near the front of
the building receives ample natural lighting and is geared for our youngest visitors’ comfort and explorations.

We have an art area with some sort of sensory material (playdough, slime, etc) as well as a weekly craft that reflects children’s interests, community events and the seasons. We also periodically offer classes in science, art and music for children. We collaborate with local groups and agencies for playgroups and other special activities. Wonderworks is a nut free facility.”

Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

$5 Daily Visit for children and adults (Under 1 year are free). Membership for a family is $60 per year wich includes unlimited family visits and discounts for other museums.

We offer private parties here at Wonderworks exclusively for you and your guests. Party packages start at $75 for up to 15 children.


Your donation is tax deductible. We are also members of the Oregon Cultural Trust. You can donate to us directly for operational support, including our exhibit fund by writing a check to Wonderworks Children’s Museum, PO BOX 355, The Dalles, OR 97058, online at our secure website – www.wonderworkschildrensmuseum.org/donate or at the museum by credit card.

Wonderworks New Home Project
Wonderworks is celebrating its second year in our recently purchased building. We received grants from Meyer Memorial Trust, Ford Family Foundation and the Collins Foundation to purchase the building from the Port of The Dalles.
Our project is not finished yet though. In 2016, we finished paving our parking lot with the generous support of Crestline Construction, and we continue to work on beautification projects outdoors, such as the installation of a Little Free Library built and donated by Wahtonka Community School. With the purchase of the building, Wonderworks now qualifies for more grants to cover the remaining costs. Any monetary donation or business in-kind donation is greatly appreciated.

Wonderworks depends on volunteers to accomplish our goals. We are always seeking motivated volunteers to serve on the board of directors. If you have some spare time to read a story, share a special talent or help us with a fundraiser, please give us a call 541-980-5922 or email info@wonderworkschildrensmuseum.org.

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PO Box 355, The Dalles, OR 97058