The Invent the Future Challenge has gone virtual! Interested in participating? Let us know.

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.

Be a part of one of the region’s largest science, design, and engineering challenges for middle school students.

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.


Volunteer & Judge

Lend your expertise as a judge at the Challenge Summit in May. We are looking for professionals from a range of fields to come out and make a difference. More info coming soon.


Join us at the Challenge Summit

The Challenge Summit returns May 2021, virtually!

Don’t miss the exciting culminating event of the Invent the Future Challenge.

Join family, friends, and community members (including education, business, and government leaders) to celebrate student inventors.

Team inventions will be judged by professionals from organizations around the community — with awards presented in various categories.


Challenge Summit 2019
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.