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By the Numbers


people came out for Sunday Open Explore


kids attended KID Museum Summer Camps


camp scholarships


teen Apprentices trained to help our educators deliver camps


middle schoolers in Title I summer programs

You won’t believe what we did today!

7th grade camper, every day after camp, as reported by his parents


elementary students in Title I summer programs


teachers trained in delivering maker education


# of sites where KID Educators facilitated programs


Title I schools used KID Museum curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools Partnership

Building on our long-standing partnership with MCPS, KID Museum provided deep maker learning opportunities for summer school students from Title I schools, part of a comprehensive curriculum that engages students both in school and out of school throughout the year.

Elementary Summer School Program

KID Museum trained and supported150 teachers to deliver our hands-on maker curriculum to students in 33 MCPS Title I elementary schools. Second and third graders learned to collaborate and solve problems creatively by exploring the world around them and tackling open-ended engineering design challenges. For example, third grade students learned technical STEM skills, but also skills like perseverance, interaction, and agency, as they built model cities, complete with bridges, vehicles, and electricity.

Middle School Summer Elective

Middle schoolers in the Intro to Inventing course learned the engineering design process — along with perseverance, agency, and creative problem-solving — while inventing a solution to an everyday problem. Ninety-three students from 4 Title I schools learned STEM concepts and built social emotional aptitudes through collaboration and open-ended exploration. Students were engaged both in the classroom and through a series of field trips to KID Museum throughout the summer.


number of kids who used a power tool for the first time


number of pounds the strongest popsicle stick bridge held


number of failed attempts of drones taking flight

Professional Development Partnership

KID Museum delivered an intensive professional development experience as part of the Google-supported, George Mason University Computer Science Teacher Externship that seeks to ignite student interest in computer science and STEM fields. Six teachers from the DMV were embedded in our student programs for two weeks, exploring innovative approaches to teaching computer science and project-based learning, and learning how to incorporate hands-on maker learning to bring back to their classrooms.

Studio Deep Dive: Electronics Camp

“The coolest thing about this camp was the amount of agency and initiative the kids had. It was like a kitchen: we provided the materials and did basic skill building, and then the kids got to run with it, tinkering and creating for hours.

“We used Arduinos to control circuits, and two kids then figured out a way to send messages to each other from across the room. We taught using code and motors to control robotic movement, and one of the girls created a robot that acted like a Transformer toy. This was meaningful to her because at family events, she’s always the one entertaining the younger kids, and she knew they would love this. The campers also built drones, they soldered prototypes onto circuit boards, they learned how to build their own robotic Rock, Paper, Scissors game… it was a great camp.”

– Kevin, Senior Maker Educator

Studio Deep Dive was one of 23 different camps offered this past summer, ranging from designing robots using unconventional materials to exploring different cultures through interactive maker projects.


number of microbits programmed


number of hours the scroll saws ran

THANK YOU for helping us reach so many kids this summer:

Bernard Family Foundation, Elizabeth Mann Memorial Fund, The Vincent A. and Helen M. Sheehy Foundation, and Montgomery County Public Schools