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

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.

Camp Invention Connect

K–6th grade
With our at-home summer camp, children make real connections through hands-on activities and virtual collaboration with friends and Coaches.

Innovation Exploration Kits™

K-9th grade
Our hands-on STEM activity kits offer opportunities for independent learning and DIY fun, delivering complete materials and step-by-step instructions.

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.


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.

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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.
Prepare for your program


Find a program near you and register online today! Do you need to complete a paper registration? The below physical Registration Form can also be completed and mailed to:

National Inventors Hall of Fame
Attn: Customer Relations
3701 Highland Park St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

What to prepare

Get your young inventor ready to go on a scavenger hunt for fun recyclables around the house! These shareable items are used at your program for prototyping throughout the week. You’ll also need to prepare a lunch, drink and snack each day (unless notified otherwise), and complete any medication information on the below form for the first day.

What to Prepare Form

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See what some of our parents are saying

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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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