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KID Museum’s Invent the Future program is one of the region’s largest maker challenges, integrating science, technology, engineering and design for middle school students. In a semester-long program, students work in teams of 3 to 6 to develop original solutions to the challenge question and create models of their inventions.

The culmination of the program is the Invent the Future Expo that takes place on June 2, 2024, and brings together 2,000 students, local families, educators, community leaders and elected officials – and innovative corporate leaders.


We’re looking for organizations to sponsor Invent the Future and support our goal of meaningfully advancing STEM skills and preparing local youth to be the next generation of leaders, ensuring a strong, vibrant and diverse workforce.


Volunteer & Judge

Invent the Future is a meaningful way to advance STEM skills and prepare local youth to be the next generation of leaders. We welcome volunteers to support a range of program elements before and during the Expo on June 2, 2023.


Why Engage with Invent the Future

Developing the Future Workforce

Development of strong talent pipelines that can succeed in the future is a priority for everyone. Through the Invent the Future program, students gain real-world experience and exposure to future careers.

Engaging Your Employees to Make a Difference

Today’s employers are looking for unique ways to drive employee engagement and further meaningful organizational missions that align with their values.

Supporting Deep STEM Learning at a Critical Time

Middle school students are making choices that impact their higher education and career paths. The 55 hours of hands-on, STEM-focused learning engages students through engineering design, coding, fabrication, and prototype development.

Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gaps

To build a more inclusive future workforce, the Invent the Future program prioritizes populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. Last year, nearly 70% of the program’s participants were Black or Latinx, and over 50% were recipients of Free or Reduced Priced Meals (FARMs).


of the students reached through Invent the Future are from under-resourced communities.

“I’ve seen the future and it’s at KID Museum.”

– Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author

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