At KID Museum, we help students shine.

Innovation, creativity, and problem-solving are at the core of KID Museum’s approach to maker learning, where kids imagine, design, and build projects while activating their creativity.

KID Museum is expanding our reach, helping more kids collaborate, create, and innovate. A new innovation hub in downtown Bethesda, MD, paired with our current home at Davis Library, will feature programs in coding, robotics, electronics, textiles/fiber arts, 3D printing and more. With this new space, students will dream bigger, teachers will deepen their skills, and more kids from across the Greater Washington region will have access to STEM learning experiences.

You can help students shine in this new school year. Your investment in KID Museum expands access to maker learning for students, teachers and families across our region.

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Production credit: Lucky Tiger Productions

Production credit: Lucky Tiger Productions

Watch the power of our signature programming in action through the eyes of four middle schools inventors. With your ongoing support, we can reach thousands more young people just like them.

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% of students served through school group visits from high-needs schools

10,168

total # of students served

55,000

# of people served annually through all programming and events

Impact Model

Here’s a look at KID Museum’s ABCs of Impact—our targeted approach to making a difference at the individual, school, and systems level for kids, families, and educators.

Activating interest

We put young people (ages 4-14) in the driver’s seat of their own educational experiences, and help them become more curious, creative, collaborative, and compassionate problem-solvers. Our live and virtual hands-on programs foster the “Mind of a Maker,” engaging kids and families in maker, invention, and STEM learning.

Building skills

We leverage partnerships with independent and public schools across our region to reach as many kids, youth, and educators as possible. Our embedded school programs grow teachers’ capacity to confidently use maker-based instructional approaches. In addition, they empower the next generation with the skills to succeed now and in the future, preparing them to navigate their educational and employment journey.

Catalyzing change

We put young people (ages 4-14) in the driver’s seat of their own educational experiences, and help them become more curious, creative, collaborative, and compassionate problem-solvers. Our live and virtual hands-on programs foster the “Mind of a Maker,” engaging kids and families in maker, invention, and STEM learning.

KID Museum is proud to be recognized by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.