Our mission is to empower pediatric patients with the wonders of nature and science through multi-sensory learning experiences that promote joy and well-being.
What We Do
Wonder Connection serves pediatric patients ages 4-18 at UNC Children's and child and adolescent psychiatric patients at the NC Neurosciences Hospital (at no cost to the patient or hospital). Wonder Connection also serves outpatient families at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Kids and teens in pediatrics choose from over 20 different activities (including volcano building, slime creation, and animal track investigations) with Wonder Connection. Kids and teens in the psych unit participate in hands-on (and even sometimes outdoor) programming each week. In our 15 years of operation, we've interacted with over 25,000 patients.