LED Slippers
Rocket Launching

After-School at KID

Girls Got Game
Design Your Own Robot
Sonic Circuits
Digital Music-Making
Girls Build Bots
Gadget Lab at KID

"Best New Creative Zone for Kids"
in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Read about the prototyping phase in KidsPost!

KID Museum is an independent non-profit in partnership with MCPL with its first home is on the ground level of Davis Library.
Public hours are Saturdays 10am to 3pm; Sundays, noon to 5pm.  Maker Studio Wednesdays 4pm to 5:30 (ages 8 and up). Open weekdays for school and group field trips and other scheduled programming.  Birthday parties also available.


Our Toy 2.0 Challenge featured in Washington Post KidsPost:  “What’s the next toy trend? These kids hope it’s their inventions

Our semi-finalists are working with their mentors to fine-tune their design ideas in preparation for the next round of judging, to be held at Maker Faire Silver Spring in September. 

August Drop-In Days
Avert summer brain drain! At KID Museum, kids ages 7 to 14 can create, explore, and build amazing things. Each three-hour Drop-In Day offers two hands-on, creative workshops. Attend one day or attend them all!
August Drop-In Days: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages 7 – 14 (kids only!).

Maker Faire Silver Spring: – CALL FOR MAKERS
Are you a tinkerer, an artist or a creator? We are accepting proposals from anyone with a DIY or DIT (do-it-together) spirit. Whether you make robots or puppets, we’d love for you show your stuff at Maker Faire Silver Spring on September 20. Young Makers are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due August 1. Find out more and register.

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Scratch + WeDo

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This weekend at KID Museum, 8 young engineers participated in a Scratch + WeDo robotics workshop. WeDo is a simple...
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Soldering Circuit Boards for Maker Faire

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A giant GAME OF LIFE made out of circuit boards? On Sunday, August 9, visitors to KID Museum and staff began...
Friday Maker Studio

Wednesday Maker Studio

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Have you been to Maker Studio yet? Every Wednesday since the spring, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., KID Museum...


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What is a "Thingamajig"? Anything you want it to be! At the YMCA's annual THINGAMAJIG Invention Convention, kids are encouraged...