Camp Invention® is reinventing summer fun!

For the ultimate STEM activities, register for camp — now available in person OR at home!

For our in-person program details, click here. For our new at-home program details, click here

At-Home Learning Resources

Learning Extends Beyond the Classroom

We understand the challenges families and educators are currently facing, and just like great inventors, we must all adapt with creative thinking, ingenuity and optimism. 

To help turn these uncertain times into valuable learning opportunities, we invite you to take advantage of the many activities below.

Make learning fun and easy with our at-home activity guide

Inspired by our NIHF Inductees and tested by our expert education team, NIHF’s Top 10 STEM Activity Guide offers hands-on, indoor and outdoor fun for elementary and middle school students.

Learning Activities - Turn Any Room Into Your Classroom

Ocean Clean Up

Super Bookmaking

Visionaries

Making a Rainbow

Printables
Download and print these exclusive activity sheets for inspiring lessons.

Explore bioluminescence with NIHF Inductee Emmett Chappelle

Look into space with NIHF Inductee George Alcorn

Discover the science of sound with NIHF Inductee Jim West

Learn about lasers with NIHF Inductee Marshall Jones

Take a Break with Our Inductee-Inspired Activities
These fun activities are a great way for children to unwind and learn more about our inspirational Inductees.
Discover Innovative Role Models
Encourage your child to take our Innovation Icon quiz to find out which heroic inventor is most like them. Then, take on challenges that can unlock their own innovative superpowers!

Take the Innovation Icon Quiz

Hyper Connection Challenge

Shrink Anything Challenge

Super Senses Challenge

Super Freeze Challenge

Laser Focused Challenge

Take a Virtual Field Trip

While you’re at home, we can bring our museum to you! Thanks to our partnership with Google Arts & Culture, your family can discover all that our museum has to offer from the comfort of your home. You can also explore these links to tour our exhibits, read about our latest exhibits, and learn more about visionary inventors — our NIHF Inductees.

Explore the History of American Innovation

NIHF is committed to sharing the stories of world-changing inventors — stories of perseverance, ingenuity and overcoming obstacles in challenging times.

Let us help your young innovator learn valuable lessons and discover limitless inspiration.

Stay Connected

As many of us adopt social distancing, we invite you to stay connected by sharing your photos/videos of at-home learning. Coming together virtually during this uncertain time encourages strength, inspiration and perseverance. Remember to use hashtag #CampInvention when you share on Facebook and Twitter.   

Get Ready for Summer Fun!

This year, summer learning will be more important than ever before. So we intend to keep our Camp Invention® program running nationwide with the help of certified local educators who will provide a safe and fun learning environment.

If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to sign up today! We can’t wait to share our all-new, high-energy 2020 program with your young innovator.