KID IN THE COMMUNITY

From Maker Faire to National Robotics Week, school science fairs and community festivals, KID Museum brings innovative programming to the community at large.  The museum has become a presence in a wide variety of community events throughout the region, and regularly partners with schools, libraries and other organizations to develop long-term programming and special events.

KID Museum participated in Tribal Youth Gathering, a collaboration between the White House and Unity, Inc in July 2015.  We provided hands-on maker experiences to the American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country as part of this inaugural event.

Through our partnership with Identity, we offered our Chain Reaction Series to three groups as part of their summer bridge program and throughout the school year to help improve the academic (math), social, and emotional outcomes of Latino Youth from local middle schools.

Students in the Scholars Program at Parkland and Westland Middle Schools have been working in collaboration with KID Museum to develop unique STEM-based inventions. The students are developing items in categories including robotics, digital music composition, aerodynamics, and electronics. Watch a video about our Parkland Program on MCPS NewCenter:  in English and Spanish.

Over 8,000 people come out to the World of Montgomery Festival each year, and over 15,000 to Maker Faire Silver Spring, which has become DC’s largest Maker Faire and KID Museum’s signature event.

KID Museum has also collaborated with schools, libraries, and other organizations to take part in Davis Library Community Day, Rockville Science Day, Scratch Day, Takoma Park STEM Night, VEX competitions, MLK National Day of Service, AAAS Family Science Days, Explore at NASA Goddard, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and much more!

For more information about KID Museum’s outreach work or to request our participation in a community or school event,  please contact us at info@kid-museum.org.

Ongoing Programs & Partnerships

Parkland Scholars
Identity
Team ROAR