Wonder Universe Exhibits

The Meadow exhibit

The Meadow

Designed with our youngest guests in mind, the meadow provides an engaging and safe play space for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Explore climbing structures and ride-ons for gross motor skills, as well as supportive manipulatives to aid young children through their developmental growth.

Farm to Table

Building on our region’s rich agricultural heritage, our Farm to Table exhibit allows kids to plant, harvest, and buy or sell produce, then prepare a fresh meal in the farm kitchen.

Farm to Table exhibit
Woodland Wonder exhibit

Woodland Wonder

Woodland Wonder is a therapeutic sensory environment that's designed to be a safe space for exploration and deescalation. You can even relax and read a book by the fire in a log cabin!

Sponsored by: Community Foundation of the NRV, Lions Club of Blacksburg, and Rotary Clubs of Christiansburg-Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Radford Noon, Christiansburg, and the regional district.

Amazing Air Play!

Come play with airways! See how things move through tubes and our bodies, like the circulatory system, the digestive system, and the respiratory system.

Sponsored by: New River Pediatrics

Amazing Air Play exhibit
Motor Mile Raceway exhibit

Motor Mile Raceway

Build you own race car and race against your friend. Learn about force, velocity, and speed with our air-car racetrack!

Sponsored by: Shelor

Build It Toolbox

Build a house, a skyscraper, or whatever your imagination can dream of using real tools! Practice connecting pipes in wall, laying a roof or a floor.  Our Build It Toolbox is perfect for beginning engineers, architects, and construction workers!

Sponsored by: Stateson Homes

Build It Toolbox exhibit

Energy in Motion (coming soon)

Sponsored by: Center for Educational Networks and Impacts, National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech College of Science, and Virginia Tech Institute for Creative Arts and Technology

Dentist Office

Have a seat in the chair and get ready for a dental exam, or throw on a lab coat and become a dentist yourself! Explore how braces work and see what it takes to keep teeth healthy.

Sponsored by Real Life Dental and Smiles


Veterinarian Clinic

Choose an animal to care for, whether a dog, a cat, or a snake. Give them a bath, feed them food, check their vitals, and give them an exam.

Sponsored by: Town and Country Veterinary Clinic and 24 Hour Emergency Hospital

Global Express Train

Travel the world on this international train table! Build tracks to locations around the world while learning about different culture, animals, and architecture.

Sponsored by: Krisha Chachra, Derek & Mina Klinedinst and Up on the Roof

Global Express Train exhibit
Post Office exhibit

Post Office

Sort packages and letters, then deliver them to areas around the museum!

Fire Station

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter? Grab your fire gear and climb aboard our REAL fire truck! You can even turn on the lights!

Spark Space exhibit

Spark Space

Let your creativity flow in our open art space that's fully stocked with arts and crafts supplies.

Imagination Playground

Our loved blue blocks are back! Our Imagination Playground ® blocks are the cornerstone of open-ended play at the museum where kids can design, stack, connect and invent a world of possibilities. These lightweight yet durable cubes, bricks, cogs and curves are sure to delight your little one as they construct their very own playthings. There’s no wrong way to play with the Blue Blocks!

Imagination Playground exhibit