The National Inventors Hall of Fame Connects World-Changing Innovators with Today’s Youth

We inspire emerging creators and entrepreneurs through our education programs and honor the history of innovation through our museum and Hall of Fame Inductees.

Encourage your young inventor

We offer education programs that combine hands-on fun and creativity with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

Make a contribution

As our sponsor or individual donor, your support will help us introduce more young minds to the process of innovation and develop a stronger workforce, locally and across the country.

Get involved with our programs

As a devoted educator, you can help us make STEM learning more accessible to everyone, from preschool through professional development.

Find inspiration

In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® honors the legacies of visionary U.S. patent holders.

Shaping the Future of American Ingenuity

  • Honoring the spirit of innovation and promoting inventors as role models since 1973
  • In partnership with over 2,500 schools and districts nationwide and in Puerto Rico over the past year
  • Founded and supported in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Impacting more than 3.3 million children, students, educators and innovators across the nation since we were founded in 1973
  • Several programs promoting innovation for all ages, in all communities
  • 2,144 philanthropic partners making STEM education more accessible

Become a part of something big

Make a meaningful contribution to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and help define the future of American innovation.