We empower the next generation with the skills to invent the future.

MISSION

KID Museum is our region’s pioneering experiential museum and educational makerspace. We foster the “Mind of a Maker” in kids and youth, empowering the next generation with the skills to invent the future.

VISION

We see the world as full of promise, potential, and possibility. We envision a bold future where there are pathways for every young person to engage in the hands-on, transformational learning and exploration that unlocks new opportunities. We work everyday to make this vision a reality.

VALUES

CURIOSITY

We recognize that knowing how to ask the right questions is even more important than knowing the right answer.

COLLABORATION

We know that to go far, we must go together, and we help foster a spirit of community and collaboration in the young people we serve.

CREATIVITY

We believe in the power of creativity and innovation to make a positive impact on society.

COMPASSION

We activate young people as difference makers who care about their world, their environment, and their neighbors.

APPROACH

At KID Museum, we see the world with the “mind of a maker”— a worldview that is guided by our values, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and compassion. We foster this mindset in the kids and youth we serve, working with them to become empathetic and persistent problem-solvers, teammates, and changemakers.

MIND OF A MAKER

PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Designed to empower kids and youth with the skills to invent the future, our programs…

are always grounded in making.
encourage exploration and iteration.
go deeper than skill building.

foster agency.
are collaborative and interactive.
include everyone.

Read more about our six program design principles.

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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

MAKE IT! LIVE

Our professional maker educators deliver real-time, hands-on workshops, multi-session classes, and camps that help kids develop new skills and take on maker challenges at home.

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MAKE IT! CLASSROOM

Our signature offerings for schools and educators make distance learning come alive for students, and help combat the staggering learning loss resulting from school closures.

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INVENT THE FUTURE CHALLENGE

The Invent the Future Challenge is one of the region’s largest annual science, design, and invention challenges for middle schoolers.

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FIELD TRIPS

Our on-site programs for school groups give students hands-on, maker experiences designed to support and enhance traditional classroom learning.

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