Bringing families together in creative pursuit

About the Project

Imagine walking into a room that is designed to inspire creativity and wonder in kids of all ages.  That’s what the WONDEROOM is!  A new dedicated space at Sandy Spring Museum filled with experiential, hands-on activities that inspire creativity through design-based, problem-solving challenges.  Activities encourage parent-child cooperation and collaboration.  Visiting the WondeRoom and participating in activities is free, free, FREE!  

Once a month a professional teaching artist introduces a new activity based on current exhibits at the museum.  Children and their grown ups then work together to create a work of art in response to the challenge.  This could result in a hat made from recycled paper towel tubes, a sculpture made entirely of materials found in nature, or a set of cards that help people communicate through symbols instead of using their voice.  Did we mention that no one has to pay a dime to experience the WondeRoom?!  

We'd like to have the WondeRoom open 12 hours a week with staff to help visitors and still keep admission free.  Can you help us raise $10,000 in order to fund the staff position for an entire year?  Your donation will make the WondeRoom even more WonderFul!


Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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$147.84 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 59 days to go
  • Donate $10 or more

    Donate $10 or more and receive a handwritten thank you note signed by the museum staff members
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Donate $50 or more and we will tell everyone on social media how generous you are!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    For donations of $100, send us a digital photo and we will hang your photo on the WondeRoom Wall of Fame for 6 months.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Donors who give $500 and above will be invited to a cupcake and Kool-Aid reception. Clown noses optional!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$9,852.16 to go. Every dollar helps.
$147.84 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 59 days to go

Founding Sponsors


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  • $54.88
    Anonymous
    10 days ago
  • $54.88
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    10 days ago
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    Anonymous
    13 days ago
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    Match from Montgomery County MD
    13 days ago
  • $7.84
    in honor of Katherine Ralston Slott
    13 days ago
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    Match from Montgomery County MD
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