Wonderopolis turns 10!

A well-known website is celebrating a very big birthday this month. Wonderopolis®, home to 13 million visitors each year, is turning 10 on Oct. 4, and we’re inviting you to help us celebrate!

Developed by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) in 2010, Wonderopolis has grown to become one of the most popular education websites in the world. Each day, the site invites visitors to explore an intriguing question about the world around us, known as the “Wonder of the Day®.” Wonders include a series of fun and engaging online and offline activities that reinforce the content learned, while building background knowledge and vocabulary skills.

Leading education platforms have recognized the benefits behind Wonderopolis, too. Last year, Microsoft’s Immersive Reader chose to feature Wonderopolis as its first nonprofit, integrating new technology that translates content into more than 80 languages and expands accessibility through a variety of reading assistance features. This year, Flipgrid, which is used by millions of students, educators, and families in over 180 countries around the world, began featuring Wonderopolis in its renowned Discovery Library. Charlie Engelman, who recently won an Emmy for his show “Weird But True” on Disney +, has added yet another new dimension to Wonderopolis: his new Wonders with Charlie series invites at-home participation like never before, with live chat participation influencing what happens next.

“Wonderopolis is such a dynamic and powerful tool for individual learning, and its potential is only growing,” said NCFL President and Founder Sharon Darling. “In today’s digital learning environments, students can build knowledge and skills in their own language at their own pace. We’re proud to continue to offer this free resource to families and educators, and are so excited for what the next ten years will bring.”

As the countdown to Oct. 4 begins, the Wonder crew is ready to celebrate. We’ll be giving away Wonderopolis swag all month long! Follow the NCFL and Wonderopolis social media pages for giveaways throughout October!

We thank you for all of your support over these past 10 years. The world is truly a fascinating place! As we continue our journey together, we look forward to even more moments of wonder in the years to come.