KID Museum is revolutionizing what and how kids learn. With a focus on engaging populations that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, our programs build economic opportunity and help diversify the talent pipeline of the future.
Every kid a maker.
Every kid a maker.
people served since opening in 2014
of youth are from underserved communities
of youth are African-American or Latinx
projected to be served annually
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.
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.
We recognize that knowing how to ask the right questions is even more important than knowing the right answer.
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.
We believe in the power of creativity and innovation to make a positive impact on society.
We activate young people as difference makers who care about their world, their environment, and their neighbors.
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.
are collaborative and interactive.
View the MCPS Data Brief, published by the Office of Shared Accountability, to review demographic data, participation rates, and classroom implementation rates for KID Museum’s Invent the Future Challenge program.
Collaboration is one of our guiding values. We work with partners across the full continuum and we catalyze the power of school, community, and corporate investment to make a difference for kids, families, and educators. Explore our partnership opportunities.
Discover the different ways that we are partnering with our community.
INVENT THE FUTURE CHALLENGE
KID Museum and Montgomery County Public schools have partnered to present the Invent the Future Challenge, a regional maker challenge open to all middle school students.
KID Museum is partnering with Montgomery County to reach those children most affected by pandemic-related learning loss via in-person Educational Equity and Enrichment Hubs.
Our six-year partnership with Identity, a community organization that serves Latinx youth and families, continues during the pandemic with virtual after-school enrichment programs.