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Media Coverage


VIP Series: KID Museum – US Tech Future – July 18, 2023

District-Nonprofit STEM Partnership Challenges Maryland Middle Schoolers to Invent A More Diverse FutureThe Education Trust – July 18, 2023

Family-friendly summer activities across the DMV – Fox5DC – June 22, 2023

KID Museum FREE For MCPS Students on Sundays This Summer – The MoCo Show – June 7, 2023

Maureen Umeh emcees Invent the Future event – Fox5DC – June 4, 2023

Invent the Future Celebration – Fox5 DC – June 3, 2023

KID Museum hosting ‘Invent the Future Celebration’ – Fox5 DC – May 27, 2023

Montgomery middle-schoolers ‘invent the future’ in unique STEM program – The Washington Post – May 26, 2023

KID Museum in Bethesda: ‘A Magic Place’ – mymcm – January 31, 2023


Bethesda KID Museum hopes to empower young people through STEMWUSA9 – June 8, 2022

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: Finding new ways to learn at KID MuseumFox 5 DC – June 2, 2022

FOX 5 Field Trip: KID Museum in BethesdaFox 5 DC – June 2, 2022

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: Interactive educational experiences at KID MuseumFox 5 DC – June 2, 2022

FOX 5 Field Trip: Fun at KID Museum in BethesdaFox 5 DC – June 2, 2022

KID Museum opens in BethesdaFox 5 DC – May 23, 2022

KID Museum Opens New Location in Bethesdamymcm – May 23, 2022

KID Museum to reopen in Bethesda this weekendBethesda Magazine – May 20, 2022

STEM for Kids in the Capitol RegionLearning Heroes, – May 20, 2022

Remake Learning DaysWJFK – May 2022

Remake Learning Days fills the DMV region with fun from May 14-22, Remake Learning Days – May 10, 2022

Family fun and hands-on learning at the KID MuseumABC7 – May 9, 2022

KID Museum Moves to Bethesda Metro Centermymcm – April 27, 2022

Bethesda-based KID Museum is expandingWTOP – April 25, 2022


KID Museum and MCPS Expanding PartnershipMCPSTV – November 16, 2021

MCPS and KID Museum expand partnership with a new maker learning curriculumWDVM – November 12, 2021

KID Museum Founder & CEO Cara Lesser featured in “Women Who Inspire”, Bethesda Magazine – September 13, 2021

KID Museum partner MCPS Talks About Return of Special STEM Program Opportunities, NBC4 Washington – August 17, 2021

Kids take part in Montgomery Co. STEM summer program to jumpstart post-pandemic learningWJLA – Good Morning Washington – August 5, 2021

KID Museum in Bethesda announces new officersBethesda Beat – July 27, 2021

KID Museum finds new home in downtown Bethesda, Bethesda Beat – June 30, 2021

Museum Signs 28K SF Lease At Bethesda Metro Center, BISNOW – June 30, 2021

Brookfield Properties Welcomes KID Museum to Bethesda Office Building, Commercial Observer – June 30, 2021

KID Museum’s Cara Lesser and David Coronado from The Lemelson Foundation join Larry Jacobs of the American Consortium for Equity in Education to talk about the power of maker learning to help kids during COVID recovery in this EduTALK Radio podcast – June 29, 2021


KID Museum uses Microsoft MakeCode to help empower students to become the creative problem-solvers of tomorrow, Microsoft Education Blog – March 4, 2020


Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in September and October, Bethesda Magazine – September 2019

Weekend Events: Bright Horizons Anniversary Party; Writer’s Center Workshop; Mural Festival; FutureFest, Bethesda Magazine – September 2019

5 Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend Around D.C., DCist – September 2019

Montgomery: Los niños inventaron el futuro en una feria, El Tiempo Latino – September 2019

The Weekend Round-Up: September 13-15, KidFriendly DC – September 2019

Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This September, Montgomery Community Media – September 2019

Ten Things to Know for Sunday’s FutureFest in Downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery Community Media – September 2019

FutureFest showcases science to county’s youth, Montgomery County Sentinel – September 2019

September Festival, Parade Guide For Montgomery County, Silver Spring Patch – September 2019

MD Weekend Events: Beach Bash, Academy of Wizardry, FutureFest, Silver Spring Patch – September 2019

FutureFest takes over downtown Silver Spring, WDVM – September 2019

Fun at KID Museum’s FutureFest, WJLA – Good Morning Washington – September 2019

Where to Wander: Sept 13-15, WUSA9 – September 2019

Kids Can Build a Modern City From Scratch at This Festival in Silver SpringWashingtonian – September 2019

School Notes: 850 Middle School Students Participate in ‘Invent the Future’ Challenge, Bethesda Magazine – May 2019

KID Museum Included in Proposal To Use Office Building for Career, Technology High School, Bethesda Magazine – March 2019

Small Beginnings, Big Ambition: KID Museum, Dimensions – Association of Science-Technology Centers – March 2019


3 ways to tell stories with robots, eSchool News – November 2018

Classroom Tech Strategies for Every Teacher, Scholastic – November 2018

Museum helps kids learn skills to ‘Invent the Future’The Washington Post – October 2018

Mary of Nazareth School launches innovative lab to encourage creative problem solving and hands-on learningCatholic Standard – October 2018

KIDfest Features Giant Automatons, Baby Seal Robots, More, – August 2018

Learning by doing at the KID MuseumWJLA – July 2018

Estudiantes Latinos de Montgomery también juegan a inventarEl Tiempo Latino – May 2018

Local Students Use STEM to Address Worldwide Problem, mymcmedia – April 2018

Best of Bethesda – Best Local Festivals, Bethesda Magazine – January 2018


Teams of Middle-School Innovators Gear Up To Tackle Environmental ProblemsBethesda Magazine – December 2017

Niños de MD inventan soluciones del futuro, Washington Hispanic – December 2017

Montgomery: Promueven innovación y STEM con alianza sin precedentesEl Tiempo Latino – December 2017

KID Museum Launches New Program to Spark Students’ Interest in STEM, mymcmedia – November 2017

Montgomery County Public Schools launches STEM education program, Local DVM – November 2017

Best Family Vacation Ideas: KID Museum in Bethesda, MarylandVacation Idea Family Magazine – November 2017

Beyond Power Tools: How Maker Learning Can Improve Social Dynamics, AMLE – April 2017

Making the Case for Making, Hand to Hand – February, 2017

These indoor destinations are the fun-filled remedy for your kid’s winter blues, Washington Post – January 26, 2017


24 Local Charities That Are Worth Your Time and Money, Washingtonian – November 29, 2016

7 ways to foster kids’ confidence and creativity with maker learning, The Washington Post – October 24, 2016

Kids of All Ages Get Hands-On at Maker Faire Silver Spring, Make: – September, 2016

Minority Students Get Opportunity To Be Inventors Through Partnership With KID Museum, Bethesda Magazine – May 23, 2016


Girls’ ‘Star Wars’-inspired VectOrb wins toy design contest, Washington Post KidsPost – September 23, 2015

The KID Museum: The story behind Bethesda’s newest attraction for children, Bethesda Magazine – Sept/Oct 2015

What’s the next toy trend? These kids hope it’s their inventions. Washington Post KidsPost, July 21, 2015

Changing the Way Children Learn to Code – Code-to-Learn, June 10, 2015

Science Comes to Life (Parkland Scholars Program), MCPS Online – May 2, 2015 (La Ciencia Cobra Vida)

Nuevo concepto de museo infantil llega a Montgomery – Jan 24, 2015


New Science Museums in the DC Area are Hands-on Fun for Kids. The Washington Post, Kids Post – Oct 10, 2014

KID Museum at Davis Library Fosters Innovation Learning Among Youth. The MoCo Student

KID Museum Opens to the Public,

KID Museum to Open Oct 26 at Bethesda’s Davis Library, Bethesda Now – Oct 7, 2014

Children’s Museum to Make Its Home in Davis Library, Bethesda Now – June 17, 2014

Press Releases

KID Museum and Alpha Phi Alpha Launch Partnership During Black History Month to Provide STEM Summer Camp Scholarships – February 2023

Artist Trisha Gupta to Unveil Large-Scale, Original Artwork at KID Museum – January 2023

KID Museum Awards Innovators for Creative Changemaking – December 2022

Symposium and Community Conversation: KID Museum and Children’s Opportunity Fund Host Creating Inclusive K-12 Learning Environments to Support Diversity in STEM – May 2022

KID Museum Celebrates New Flagship Location as the largest center for maker learning in the Nation – May 2022

Nickelodeon Partners with KID Museum and Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Create Anti-Hate Guide for Latinx, Focusing on Parents and Children – February 2022

KID Museum Celebrates Current and Future Changemakers with Fête for the Future – December 2021

MCPS and KID Museum Expanding Maker Learning Curriculum to Reach Every Elementary and Middle School Student Districtwide – November 2021

KID Museum Welcomes Four New Senior Team Members as it Expands Reach of Maker Learning to Support Impactful Covid Recovery Among Students in the DMV – July 2021

KID Museum Partners with Montgomery County to Re-Engage Youth Post-Pandemic Through Expanded Access to Maker Learning Across the Region Beginning in July – June 2021

KID Museum Launches Maker Girls with Live Event, Invention-Based Workshops and Maker Playground at-home Projects – March 2021

KID Museum Teams up with Amazon Future Engineer to Offer New No-Cost, Professional Development to Support Educators in Delivering Maker Learning Experiences to Students – February 2021

KID Museum’s Invent The Future Challenge Empowers Students to Become the Inventors, Innovators, and Creators of Tomorrow – January 2021

Humanitarian Chef José Andrés, World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Astronaut Pam Melroy Receive KID Museum Maker Award – December 2020

KID Museum Partners with Montgomery County Public Schools to Offer a Summer of Learning for Local Students – July 2020

Kids and Families to Build City of the Future at FutureFest – September 2019

KID Museum Kicks Off National Week of Making with Capitol Hill Maker Faire & Free Coding Camps for Kids – June 2019

KID Museum and Montgomery County Public School Team Up to Provide STEM Summer Enrichment in Title 1 Schools – June 2019

Skills for the Future: Area Middle School Students Amaze with Inventions & the Skills they Learned Along the Way – May 2019

Students Showcase their Inventions & Skills at Regional Challenge Event – May 2019

Governor Hogan Allocates $300k for KID Museum in FY20 Budget: Museum Moves Closer to Goal of Future Home – January 2019

What is a Robot? – Third graders from Title 1 schools can tell you what a robot is — and how to build one – December 2018

The Future is in Their Hands. Area Middle Schoolers Take on The Invent the Future Challenge – October 2018