Inventors’ Workshop

Inventors’ Workshop

Push imagination and create extraordinary objects, mechanisms and inventions.

Ages
3+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Puzzle Solvers
Techies & Gamers
Location
Lower Level, inside Invention Convention
Accessibility
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
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About the Exhibit

From medieval machines to musical instruments, Inventors' Workshop immerses you in creative thinking and engineering. Invention is a “messy” process where you learn by doing and making mistakes, which are necessary to inventing.

Best of all, our projects change each month!

Educators

Inventors' Workshop offers a new selection of activities each month focused on engineering challenges and inquiry-based exploration, providing hands-on experiences on various science topics. Inventors’ Workshop activities are STEAM experiences, incorporating science, technology, engineering, art/creativity and mathematics in various combinations.

More for Educators
Ages
3+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Puzzle Solvers
Techies & Gamers
Location
Lower Level, inside Invention Convention
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
Science
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What Parents are Saying

“The Inventors' Workshop on the lower level is stocked with all sorts of art and craft supplies and SAFE access to a hot glue gun.”

Magdelena S.

Parent

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2018 Editor’s Choice Award

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Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit—check out some of these unique activities!

Design Challenges

Imagine what you can create.

Kids and parents will find themselves challenged to create original and amazing designs using their imaginations and experimenting with different techniques, materials and tools.

Changing Activities

There is always something new to invent.

Every month features a new set of activities, ensuring there is always something fresh and exciting to do for aspiring inventors, engineers, and problem solvers.

Monthly Activities

Made in Your Mind

You can build whatever you imagine.

Inventors' Workshop is home to two Made in Your Mind tables featuring step-by-step instructions for a rotating selection of projects to build from miniature washtub basses to straw rockets.

What Can My Family Do?

Here are activity suggestions for specific age groups in this exhibit.

Toddler Activities

  • This space is not recommended for this age group due to small parts.

Preschooler Activities

  • Practice fine motor skills using scissors, tape, and drawing tools
  • New monthly activity at the Inventor Jr. circle table.
  • Work in a team to invent something new.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • New design challenges every month!
  • Build a project at the Made in Your Mind tables.

Upper Elementary Activities

  • New design challenges every month!
  • Bring your inventions next door to Maker Annex for “Make It More” upgrade.

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

Thank You to Our Exhibit Sponsors
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Thank You to Our Exhibit Sponsors

Bring the Museum Home with You

Keep the inspiration, invention, interaction and imagination going.

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