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

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

INVENT THE FUTURE CHALLENGE

The Invent the Future Challenge is one of the region’s largest maker challenges integrating science, technology, engineering, and design.

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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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MAKER PLAYGROUND

Our virtual home for free DIY activities for the whole family. This rotating collection of hands-on projects is sure to inspire every maker in your household or classroom.

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PARTNERSHIPS

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.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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.

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EQUITY HUBS

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.

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IDENTITY

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.

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Meet the committed people behind the movement to remake education and empower the next generation with the skills to invent the future.

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