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

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$1,175.84 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 533 days ago
  • 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
$8,824.16 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,175.84 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 533 days ago

Founding Sponsors


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  • $28
    in honor of For my grandchildren
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    in honor of Katherine Ralston Slott
    over 1 year ago
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