Learning Extends Beyond the Classroom

Get creative with NEW, hands-on STEM activities

Our all-new Ready, Set, STEM Handbook is filled with engaging, at-home activities for elementary and middle school-aged kids. Best of all, these brand new activities can be completed as a family, so everyone can learn, imagine and invent together.

Learning Activities - Turn Any Room Into Your Classroom

Celebrate Halloween with STEM

Design a Smart Room-Cleaning Robot

Parachuting Pumpkins

Innovative Thanksgiving Trivia

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 2021 program with your young innovator.