Everybody can envision the “Eureka!” moment of invention, where the idea suddenly strikes and—BOOM—there’s a new product ready to change the world. Spark!Lab, the newest hands on space for families and others visiting the National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.), shows the real story behind an inventor’s work.
On 6 - 30 September, the Spark!Lab is in Kyiv, Ukraine, at the Mystetskyi Arsenal cultural centre.
Invention is a process, from creative ideas all the way to successful marketing, and the Lemelson Center’s Spark!Lab uses fun activities to help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention. You can play games, conduct science experiments, explore inventors’ notebooks, and even invent!
Spark!Lab activities are targeted at families with children ages 6-12, though anyone is welcome. Children under the age of five are encouraged to utilize the “under five zone,” though they are allowed to participate in any Spark!Lab activity with a parent or caregiver. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Spark!Lab is organized around the process of invention. The activities in the room are centered on key steps in the invention process. The steps are illustrated by “it” phrases which appear in graphics around the room:
PROJECT'S PROGRAMME IN KYIV
Week one (6-9 September) Science and Technologies
Week two (10-16 September) Energy and Environment
Week theree (17-23 September) Visual Art
Week four (24-30 September) Sounds and Music
The entrance is free of charge.
Mondays - Sundays 11.00-20.00
Mondays - Fridays group tours 11.00-15.00
More information at email@example.com and +38067 659 3369
Coordinator Daria Prydybailo +38044 288 5153, + 38063 433 8155
Group tours Victoria Boyko +38044 288 5153, +38067 659 3369