The Challenge Summit for May 9th, 2020 has been cancelled. Learn more.

What is the Invent the Future Challenge?

Each year, more than 800 middle school students from across the region invent solutions to the design challenge:

What will you make to protect life on this planet?

Through the process of designing their own inventions, students learn to innovate, solve problems, gain confidence, and work with others — all skills for future success.

How you can participate


Support your students throughout the Invent the Future Challenge process.


Find out all you need to know about the Invent the Future Challenge!


The future is in your hands!

Experience the impact of KID Museum’s Invent the Future Challenge through the eyes of four middle school girls and their teacher.

How you can support Invent the Future


Position your organization as a leader in innovation and inspire the next generation to invent the future.


Help make this important day a success by volunteer at the Invent the Future Challenge Summit on May 9. Two time slots are available: 8am – 12pm & 12pm – 4pm.


Lend your expertise as a judge at the Challenge Summit on May 9. We are looking for professionals from a range of fields to come out and make a difference.


Join us at the Challenge Summit

The Challenge Summit for May 9th, 2020 has been cancelled.

We are looking for ways to connect with students both during the rest of this school year and in the fall to celebrate their work on a smaller scale.

In the meantime, we hope that students wishing to continue work on their projects can take advantage of the resources we will be posting here.

Photo Credit: Edwin Remsberg Photography

The Invent the Future Challenge was made possible by KID Museum’s groundbreaking partnership with Montgomery County Public SchoolsThe Challenge is open to all middle schools across the DC Metro region.