Programs

STEM Education Programs for All Ages and Communities

Join us in our mission to spread lifelong learning and discovery.

Invention is much more than a eureka moment. Invention is a process that requires collaboration, hands-on application of STEM, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and an understanding that moments of failure are necessary on the path to success.

Our Innovation Ecosystem — a network of programs influenced by inventors — provides an authentic, hands-on opportunity to experience the invention process first hand. Led by local, certified educators, our programs offer equal access to STEM education while positioning inventors as role models, helping to reduce disparities in STEM fields and build a more innovative future.

Explore our programs

Invention Playground

Preschool
We believe it’s never too early to encourage a child’s natural curiosity by introducing exciting ideas and activities.

Camp Invention

K–6th grade
Our summer camp offers fun, hands-on challenges to encourage innovative, creative problem solving.

Club Invention

1st–6th grade
Our afterschool program builds confidence, encourages collaboration and inspires creativity.

STEM Maker Lab

1st–6th grade
We enhance the makerspace experience and empower students to problem-solve realistic challenges, design prototypes of their ideas and bring them to life using the latest tech tools.

Invention Project

6th–9th grade
Our middle school program empowers students to build greater confidence in STEM as they learn how to turn ideas into inventions and bring those inventions to market.

Leaders-in-Training

7th–9th grade
Our Camp Invention Leaders-in-Training program helps children develop leadership and goal-setting skills.

Leadership Interns

High school and college students
Camp Invention Leadership Interns gain experience as leaders and mentors while building skills for college applications and resumes.

Professional Development

Educators
Learn practical, research-based, Hall of Fame Inductee-driven strategies for bringing STEM, innovation and creativity in the classroom.

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Team of young inventors work to create more efficient inventions.
Two young innovators work together to solve a problem.
A group of brilliant minds play with their DIY Orbots.
A group of future innovators collaborate to build grand ideas.
A young inventor solving mysteries with archaeology skills.
A team of growing minds discover new STEM concepts with hands-on activities.
Children learn from inspiring local educators.
A camper explores chemical reactions during a colorful hands-on activity.
Experimenting is twice as fun with a friend.
Children learn that the path to discovery requires a new perspective.
A Leadership Intern assists a camper during the innovation process.
Children learning 21st-century skills through engaging activities and collaboration.
Children put on their entrepreneurial hats and code robots to turn a farm into a booming business.

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“My son had a great time (better than he expected). He loves sports camps so wasn't sure about a learning camp. But he loved it. Trying to convince his younger sister to go next year!!!”
“My twin girls learned so much at camp. It literally changed how they play with their toys at home and even their perception of the world has changed. Thank you!”
“We also had the opportunity to have an Inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame come visit and the kids LOVED it! Dr. Iver Anderson was great with the kids, worked with them on projects, and was a highlight for our week.”
“My son had a wonderful experience. He was very nervous when I dropped him off and when I picked him up the first day he said, "That rocked! I can't wait for tomorrow!" At the conclusion of camp, he was already planning to go again next year.”
“My daughter was very nervous to go; she tends to be introverted in crowds. She couldn't wait to go back the next day. And didn't want it to end. She can't wait until next year!”

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