KID Museum’s Invention Programs integrate STEM, design, and social responsibility, along with social-emotional learning. Across multiple hands-on sessions, students are guided through the invention process — designing, developing, prototyping, and troubleshooting their ideas. Throughout this process, students learn how to innovate, solve problems, gain confidence, develop a deeper sense of empathy, and collaborate with others — skills important for their future success.
For second through fifth graders
This comprehensive, multi-visit program introduces students to engineering design and includes field trips to KID Museum, in-class curriculum, and teacher professional development support.
INVENT THE FUTURE
For sixth through eighth graders
This groundbreaking program is one of the region’s largest maker challenges, integrating science, technology, engineering, and design, challenging students to design solutions to improve life on our planet.
“Anything is possible when you’re a maker.”
– AJ, 5th grader and KID Museum Maker
Experience the impact of KID Museum’s Invent the Future Challenge through the eyes of four middle school students and their team leader.
“I feel like every student should have this opportunity. We didn’t expect it to have such a huge impact on our lives!” – Racheal, 7th grader, Invent the Future participant