About the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Honoring inventors.
Inspiring creativity.
Challenging the next generation.

We are the National Inventors Hall of Fame: the driving force behind lifelong innovation, paying forward America’s rich history of invention and securing our country’s competitive advantage for the future.

We believe our role is to not only honor the individuals whose inventions have made the world a better place, but also to ensure American ingenuity continues to thrive in the hands of coming generations. This belief drives our mission: to recognize inventors and invention, celebrate our country’s rich, innovative history, inspire creativity, and advance the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

True to our mission, we don’t just talk the innovation talk, we walk the innovation walk by reinventing what a Hall of Fame, a museum, or even what a monument can be and do. Instead of being defined by the past, we invest in the future. We continue to push the limits and challenge ourselves to be a dynamic organization that comes to life in classrooms, curricula, and competitions throughout the country. In partnership with over 1,300 schools and districts nationwide, we connect inventors to creative minds of all ages to provide these future leaders with the experiences and tools they need to help them realize their innovative potential.

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Impacting children,
educators, school
districts – and our future,
one idea at a time.

As leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming, National Inventors Hall of Fame has reached more than a million minds across all 50 states. For the latest details, view our 2016 Annual Report below, or download a PDF.