Opportunity, access, and mentorship are essential elements for engaging kids, and giving them what they need to succeed in the 21st century. KID Museum’s invention programming harnesses each of these elements, with the goal of empowering all children to invent the future with creativity and compassion.
KID Museum’s Invention Programs integrate STEM, art, and social responsibility along with social-emotional learning. During multiple sessions, students are guided through the invention process — designing, developing, prototyping, and trouble-shooting their ideas. These hands-on, project-based learning experiences promote creative problem-solving, adaptability, and a sense of agency — and are making a real impact on students’ lives.
A recent evaluation conducted in collaboration with The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience, at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, showed that students in KID Museum’s Invention Studio program made significant gains in STEM interest, STEM enjoyment, and 21st century skills like perseverance, critical thinking, and relationships with peers and adults — far exceeding other STEM enrichment programs nationwide.
Through partnerships with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and local independent schools, we’re bridging in-school and out-of-school learning and bringing powerful learning opportunities to students throughout the region.