KID Museum

KID Museum Explore the world, invent the future! A hands-on learning space that incorporates STEM with art & world cultures. KID Museum in a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, DC area.
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Explore our digital media lab, creative coding station, electronic music-making, 3D printers, and studios that integrate electronics, textiles and circuits. Featured workshops, facilitated by resident artists, scientists and inventors, vary weekly and include activities like robotics, soldering and toy making. KID Museum is open for drop-in visits on Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00pm, with Open Explore activities and Workshops. The museum is open weekdays with After-School Programs, School & Group Visits, and Camps.

Mission: Our mission is to cultivate creativity, curiosity and compassion to build a better world.

Operating as usual

Register TODAY for our Fête for the Future and donate over $100 to receive one of these custom-designed and laser-cut ma...
11/13/2020

Register TODAY for our Fête for the Future and donate over $100 to receive one of these custom-designed and laser-cut maker kits from KID Museum (batteries included). You'll also receive printed instructions on how to assemble it and special access to a video from one of our Maker Educators: https://kid-museum.org/fete-future/

Join us this year for our virtual Fête for the Future! This free event will feature personal stories and inspirational i...
11/11/2020

Join us this year for our virtual Fête for the Future! This free event will feature personal stories and inspirational insights from special guests José Andrés, Yo-Yo Ma, and Pam Melroy — three extraordinary changemakers who exemplify the power of creativity and innovation to invent a brighter future: kid-museum.org/fete-future

Champion Maker Sponsors: Amazon Future Engineer, American Gene Technologies, Bernard Family Foundation, and PepcoConnect

Members: Your first Make it! Live program this fall is FREE. Simply log in to receive your discount. We hope to virtuall...
11/09/2020
Make it! Live

Members: Your first Make it! Live program this fall is FREE. Simply log in to receive your discount. We hope to virtually see you soon!

Welcome to Make It! Live — live, interactive programming led by our Maker Educators, delivered to you at home.

Our Make it! Live workshops are back and better than ever! This week we have Creative Movie Making and Animated E-Cards ...
11/09/2020
Make it! Live

Our Make it! Live workshops are back and better than ever! This week we have Creative Movie Making and Animated E-Cards available both Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm for K - 8th grade. Check out the full listings here: https://kid-museum.org/make-it-live/

Welcome to Make It! Live — live, interactive programming led by our Maker Educators, delivered to you at home.

Need a break this week? Make it! Live returns this Thursday with workshops for K - 8th graders including Marble Run Madn...
11/02/2020
Make it! Live

Need a break this week? Make it! Live returns this Thursday with workshops for K - 8th graders including Marble Run Madness and a Chain Reaction Challenge: https://kid-museum.org/make-it-live/

Welcome to Make It! Live — live, interactive programming led by our Maker Educators, delivered to you at home.

11/02/2020
Go Green Design Challenge - Virtual Showcase

Thank you to everyone who participated in last weekend's Go Green Design Challenge presented by KID Museum and PepcoConnect! We loved seeing what you all made: https://youtu.be/p22m6jsFW60

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Go Green Design Challenge! We were so inspired by your thoughtful inventions to make your homes more eco-friend...

10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from all of us at KID Museum! We hope everyone has a safe and spooky day.

Reminder: get your inventions in before 5pm today to be entered into the Go Green Design Challenge raffle: https://kid-m...
10/25/2020
Go Green Design Challenge - KID Museum

Reminder: get your inventions in before 5pm today to be entered into the Go Green Design Challenge raffle: https://kid-museum.org/go-green-design-challenge/

Families are invited to use common household materials to come up with a prototype of their own environmental-friendly invention. Your idea might involve the creative re-design of an existing item, like a more efficient window or appliance, or something entirely new.

10/24/2020
Go Green Design Challenge

It's here! Join KID Museum and PepcoConnect all weekend long for the Go Green Design Challenge: https://youtu.be/1zYem8qfgYU

What can you design to make your home more sustainable? KID Museum and Pepco are teaming up to bring you a free, family design challenge! Families are invite...

10/24/2020
Go Green Design Challenge

Join us and PepcoConnect now for the Go Green Design Challenge! Kicking off in just a few minutes, we're challenging you to design something to make your home more sustainable: https://youtu.be/1zYem8qfgYU

What can you design to make your home more sustainable? KID Museum and Pepco are teaming up to bring you a free, family design challenge! Families are invite...

We'll see you tomorrow at 10am for the Go Green Design Challenge!
10/23/2020

We'll see you tomorrow at 10am for the Go Green Design Challenge!

We’re partnering with the KID Museum to bring the ultimate Go Green Design Challenge! We invite families to learn the value of sustainability by using household items to come up with their own environmentally friendly invention. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/34pLrhP

Just two days to go before KID Museum and PepcoConnect kick off the Go Green Design Challenge! What will you design to m...
10/22/2020
Go Green Design Challenge - KID Museum

Just two days to go before KID Museum and PepcoConnect kick off the Go Green Design Challenge! What will you design to make your home more sustainable? Register before the event to receive a free maker kit! https://kid-museum.org/go-green-design-challenge/

Families are invited to use common household materials to come up with a prototype of their own environmental-friendly invention. Your idea might involve the creative re-design of an existing item, like a more efficient window or appliance, or something entirely new.

What can your family design to make your home more sustainable? KID Museum and PepcoConnect are proud to bring you the G...
10/19/2020
Go Green Design Challenge - KID Museum

What can your family design to make your home more sustainable? KID Museum and PepcoConnect are proud to bring you the Go Green Design Challenge.

Register on our website for the Go Green Design challenge and receive a special, post-event maker kit! https://kid-museum.org/go-green-design-challenge/

Families are invited to use common household materials to come up with a prototype of their own environmental-friendly invention. Your idea might involve the creative re-design of an existing item, like a more efficient window or appliance, or something entirely new.

The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence
10/15/2020
The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence

The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence

TONIGHT! At 7:00 pm, The Black and Brown Coalition for Education Equity and Excellence is hosting a forum focused on achieving equity for Black and Brown students.

The forum will feature public officials, parents and students who will speak on the impact of distance learning and the challenges related to the recovery of learning loss, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register now at: https://bit.ly/BlackAndBrownCoalitionForum. #AccountableEquity

Agéndatelo! El 15/10, la @The Black and Brown Coalition for Education Equity and Excellence llevará a cabo un foro dirigido a promover la equidad y generar mejores condiciones para los estudiantes de color y bajos ingresos.

Funcionarios públicos, padres y estudiantes hablarán sobre el impacto de la educación a distancia y los desafíos para recuperar el aprendizaje perdido debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.

Regístrate aquí: https://bit.ly/BlackAndBrownCoalitionForum. #AccountableEquity

It pays to be kind. Starting today, you can purchase tickets to Westfield's Shop Your Heart Out and get 10 days of VIP d...
10/14/2020

It pays to be kind. Starting today, you can purchase tickets to Westfield's Shop Your Heart Out and get 10 days of VIP deals for as little as a $10 donation. You can learn more and donate to KID to get your access to deals right here: https://shopyourheartout.westfield.com/donate/?charityId=1301

10/13/2020
National Launch of Remake Learning Days Across America

Today is the official launch of Remake Learning Days! The DC-MD-VA is one of 16 regions featured, and KID Museum is honored to be a local co-organizer. Today's launch features special guests HundrED, Emily Calandrelli, PBS KIDS, U.S. Youth Observer, Digital Promise, Gregg Behr, and more. Tune in at 7pm EST/4pm PST: https://youtu.be/bSeKljLpZik #RemakeDays #LAAF

Join us for the official launch of Remake Learning Days Across America! This celebration will welcome the 16 regions, from west to east coast, engaged to hos...

10/12/2020

This week's Make it! DIY get's a little shadowy. Join Maker Educator Cori as she walks you through how to make some basic shadow puppets. Then, share what you made with #KIDmakes

Join us on October 13 (7-8 pm EST) for the launch of RemakeLearningDays Across America to celebrate creative, hands-on l...
10/06/2020
National Kickoff for Remake Learning Days Across America

Join us on October 13 (7-8 pm EST) for the launch of RemakeLearningDays Across America to celebrate creative, hands-on learning. The DC-MD-VA will be one of 16 regions to coordinate a Remake Learning Days festival in the spring -- and KID Museum is honored to be a local organizer. Next week’s virtual event features the release of a new report on innovative learning by HundrED, as well as appearances by Digital Promise, PBS KIDS, Emily Calandrelli, U.S. Youth Observer, and more. Register here: http://bit.ly/RLDAALaunch

Join us for the official RLDAA launch! Meet the 16 regions and learn what is new for 2021 as we celebrate family-engaged learning.

Two of our staff members will be presenting this Saturday as part of Maker Ed's 6th Annual Maker Educator Convening. Lea...
10/01/2020

Two of our staff members will be presenting this Saturday as part of Maker Ed's 6th Annual Maker Educator Convening. Learn all about Make it! Classroom and what they've discovered about virtual education. Register here: https://makered.org/convening-2020/schedule/

We're so excited about our 6th Annual Convening! Will you be joining us? Register: https://makered.org/convening-2020/

09/28/2020

It’s time to take your paper airplane making to the next level! Join Senior Maker Educator Ram as he walks you through all the steps you’ll need to make a Nakamura Lock and then watch your creation soar.

We're hiring! Check out the Careers page to see our latest postings and discover how you can get involved with KID Museu...
09/25/2020
Careers - KID Museum

We're hiring! Check out the Careers page to see our latest postings and discover how you can get involved with KID Museum: https://kid-museum.org/about/careers/

KID Museum is our region’s pioneering experiential museum and educational makerspace. We foster the “Mind of a Maker” — a worldview guided by curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and compassion — in kids and youth, empowering them to become the next generation of problem-solvers and chang...

We want to hear from you! Besides offering virtual after-school programs and homeschooling options, we are looking to in...
09/22/2020

We want to hear from you! Besides offering virtual after-school programs and homeschooling options, we are looking to introduce new, virtual family programming and other services — but we need your input! Please complete this brief, 5-minute survey to help us understand your current needs and interests: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WF6TN2W

While we all wish we could be in person, there are some unexpected silver linings with virtual learning. Ram Mosher, KID...
09/17/2020
Maker Education Goes Virtual: A Conversation with KID’s Ram Mosher - KID Museum

While we all wish we could be in person, there are some unexpected silver linings with virtual learning. Ram Mosher, KID Museum’s long-time Senior Maker Educator, explains: https://kid-museum.org/blog/maker-education-goes-virtual-ram/

While we all wish we could be in person, there are some unexpected silver linings with virtual learning. Ram Mosher, KID Museum’s long-time Senior Maker Educator, explains: What were your expectations as you started out in the spring teaching kids virtually? I expected it would be hard. I did not ...

Looking to fuel your child’s creative energies this semester? Check out our Fall After-School virtual offerings: https:/...
09/16/2020
Make it! After-School

Looking to fuel your child’s creative energies this semester? Check out our Fall After-School virtual offerings: https://kid-museum.org/make-it/after-school/

KID's after-school programs gives kids the chance to experiment, create and experience something new! Coding, robotics, maker studio sampler, Arduino, more!

Save the date for the Black and Brown Coalition Anniversary Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence, a virtual event...
09/15/2020

Save the date for the Black and Brown Coalition Anniversary Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence, a virtual event on Thursday, October 15th, at 7:00pm. KID Museum is a proud member of this alliance that came together a year ago to advocate on behalf of Montgomery County’s most vulnerable students. A year later, it’s time to learn what progress has been made.

Please save the date for our Virtual Forum: “Seeking Accountability on Promises Made to Black and Brown Children” on October 15th at 7:00 pm!

09/14/2020

This week brings a brand new Make it! DIY project from Maker Educator Warren! Gears come in all shapes and sizes and power all sorts of machinery. Have you ever made your own? Break out your maker skills (and some cardboard) and follow along.

Thank you, Cristiano, for helping make our scholarship program such a success this summer. Dimensions Sciences was a fan...
09/10/2020

Thank you, Cristiano, for helping make our scholarship program such a success this summer. Dimensions Sciences was a fantastic partner and we can’t wait to see what you do next!

Hi, my name is Cristiano Sgarbi and I am an intern for Dimensions Sciences! I found out about the organization through my mother, Mariana Sgarbi, who began as a volunteer for the organization in January of this year. I joined back in April, initially contributing by editing promotional videos for our “Why Science is Important” video campaign. Since then, I had the chance to get involved in a variety of other ways, including writing a blog post for the website and attending www.ds-acts.org events. As a student of science myself, I was very enthusiastic about helping out a nonprofit committed to broadening access to study and research opportunities in the sciences for those who need it most, especially because I was able to witness the nonprofit’s impressive growth process in its early stages. In only 5 months in the Dimensions Sciences team, I was part of a directed effort of emergency scholarship funding for COVID-19 research at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, and summer camp scholarships in partnership with the KID Museum for Black children in underprivileged Washington, D.C. neighborhoods during the surge in response to police brutality and systemic racism against African Americans. The importance of the flexibility to direct time and resources to meeting the moment by directly addressing contemporarily pressing social issues such as these was one of the biggest takeaways from my internship. I had a great time working with such a dynamic team made of people from across the world and across several generations, and will undoubtedly take the experience along with me wherever I go!

#Team #teamwork #intern #dimensionssciences #Northeastern #northeasternuniversity #careers #internship #diversity #inclusionmatters

Are you looking to enhance your child’s learning this school year? By combining on-screen instruction with off-screen ma...
09/09/2020
Make it! Learn at Home

Are you looking to enhance your child’s learning this school year? By combining on-screen instruction with off-screen making, KID Museum’s real-time educational programming activates kids as makers and creative thinkers. https://kid-museum.org/make-it/learn-at-home/

KID Museum’s real-time educational programming activates kids as makers and creative thinkers.

Looking to enhance your child's learning this fall? This semester we're introducing Make it! Learn at Home and Make it! ...
09/04/2020

Looking to enhance your child's learning this fall? This semester we're introducing Make it! Learn at Home and Make it! Classroom, two real-time distance learning programs for individual students, learning pods, homeschool groups, and virtual classrooms. Learn more: kid-museum.org/

Check out all of these maker opportunities in the area in today's Daily News Brief from Eye On Annapolis. And thanks to ...
09/03/2020
Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief: September 3, 2020 | Daily News Brief | Play ball. Child porn arrest. CRAB news. Coast Guard warning. Bridge tips.

Check out all of these maker opportunities in the area in today's Daily News Brief from Eye On Annapolis. And thanks to the Makerspace of Annapolis for including KID in your Thursday Maker Minutes!

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08/30/2020

Are you looking to enhance your child’s learning this school year? KID Museum’s real-time educational programming activates kids as makers and creative thinkers. Learn more: https://kid-museum.org/make-it/learn-at-home/

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KID Museum At Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD
20817

General information

KID Museum is currently closed to the public due to the global health crisis. We are now offering live, interactive programming with our Maker Educators throughout the week: https://kid-museum.org/make-it-plus/

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KID Museum is a nonprofit experiential museum and educational makerspace that fosters the "mind of a maker" in the next generation through hands-on, engaging learning, empowering them with the skills to invent the future. Located just outside Washington, DC on the ground floor of the Davis Library in Bethesda, MD, the museum offers weekly programming for kids, youth, families, and educators.

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Good for kids when they #stayathome.
What age is appropriate for Japan day? I have a 2 year old wondering if the activities are too advance for her to enjoy.
Kids wanted for Sunday Brunch
Learn about the country of Oman at KID Museum this weekend (1/13) from 10 - 5 pm: Tons of families activities indoor for the cold weather!
I made this graphic with an image from the webernets and it's doing super well and that makes me proud.
Hi there friends! I’m a student in a UX Design workshop through Springboard, and am doing a STEM-related capstone project. Specifically, I am looking to interview 3 people about their experience teaching children and teens coding.��The results of the whole project will go to help CodeCombat further improve their curriculum, so your time will definitely be a community service! Would you be willing to help me out by volunteering to be interviewed over Skype, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime for around 20 minutes? You can reach out to me at [email protected]. Thanks so much, and I look forward to being in touch!