Curiosity Factory

Curiosity Factory Curiosity Factory is an interactive children's science museum focusing on igniting elementary-age students' natural curiosity for the world around them.
We are an interactive mobile science museum that provides elementary-age children and their families an opportunity to engage in hands-on experiences that enhance the curriculum framework as outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a fun and inspiring way!

02/01/2020

It's the Plan It phase of the Invention Convention. If your child hasn't come up with any ideas yet encourage them to think about members of their community that may have challenges that prevent them from doing simple tasks. Is there an invention that could make things easier? Or are there ways to improve recycling or repurposing at home or school? Work with your student on recording their ideas and plans in their journals.

Happy inventing!

01/27/2020

Invention Convention Folders have been distributed to schools. Please let us know if you did not receive a folder or if your name is misspelled on the folder you received. Happy Inventing!

We have extended our registration deadline online for the Invention Convention to this Friday Dec. 20. Visit our website...
12/19/2019
Curiosity Factory

We have extended our registration deadline online for the Invention Convention to this Friday Dec. 20. Visit our website at www.curiosityfactory.org to sign up.

INVENTION CONVENTION 2020

#GivingThursday. Consider donating to a local organization that impacts the community where you live. You can help bring...
11/27/2018
Curiosity Factory

#GivingThursday. Consider donating to a local organization that impacts the community where you live. You can help bring hands-on science fun to your town by donating on our website www.curiosityfactory.org Your donation will help build new science exhibits.

INVENTION CONVENTION 2019 IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Thank you to all the amazing female inventors that participated in today's event.
09/22/2018

Thank you to all the amazing female inventors that participated in today's event.

Come visit the Old Colony Historical Society today and see Girl Power: Inventors in the Making
09/22/2018

Come visit the Old Colony Historical Society today and see Girl Power: Inventors in the Making

01/09/2018

The 4th Annual Invention Convention is this Saturday. If you have not confirmed if you child is or is not participating please do so today as we are finalizing event plans.

Invention Convention Online Registration has been extended to Thursday Nov. 9. Visit www.curiosityfactory.org.  If you h...
11/07/2017
Curiosity Factory

Invention Convention Online Registration has been extended to Thursday Nov. 9. Visit www.curiosityfactory.org. If you have already registered online or through the schools inventors will receive their folders the week of Nov. 13.

10/28/2017

We would like to acknowledge all our generous donors. Without contributions from you and the members of the community Curiosity Factory would not be able to continue our mission of bringing science to kids in fun and engaging ways! Check out the new Donor page on our website www.curiosityfactory.org to see our list of donors. We have also added a new PayPal donation button so you can join the ranks :)

Invention Convention 2016
01/10/2017

Invention Convention 2016

01/10/2017

This Saturday we are hosting our 3rd Annual Invention Convention at the E. Pole School in Taunton. Inventions will be on display from 10 - 12. Come see the amazing inventions the students in our community have created!

01/01/2017

We are finalizing plans for our 3rd Annual Invention Convention on Saturday Jan. 14. If your child is participating they should be working on the model of their invention this week. If they haven't started yet don't worry it's not too late. Go through the steps on the Suggested Timeline with them and work out a plan to do a step every few days. Most important of all is that they are having fun and being creative!

12/12/2016

Registration for the 2017 Invention Convention is now closed. Thank you to the 153 inventors registered for this year's event!

Invention Convention registration deadline has been extended to Nov. 18. Visit our website at www.curiosityfactory.org f...
11/08/2016
Curiosity Factory

Invention Convention registration deadline has been extended to Nov. 18. Visit our website at www.curiosityfactory.org for more information and to register.

INVENTION CONVENTION REGISTRATION ​DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 18

Please join us this Saturday for our 2nd Annual Invention Convention! Young inventors from Grades 1 - 6 will be proudly ...
01/13/2016

Please join us this Saturday for our 2nd Annual Invention Convention! Young inventors from Grades 1 - 6 will be proudly displaying their creations at the E. Pole School 215 Harris Street in Taunton from 10 -12. Come be inspired!

08/10/2015

There was an error on our brochures last week. We will be at the library on Tuesday August 11 from 2:00 - 3:00 exploring waves. Come make your own rubber band guitar, watch the harmonograph create a one of a kind drawing for you, and learn about how different objects make different sounds.

Join us this Wednesday at the Taunton Public Library as we present a collection of exhibits on Reflections. Get a first ...
07/18/2015

Join us this Wednesday at the Taunton Public Library as we present a collection of exhibits on Reflections. Get a first look at our "Kadrivescope" a driving kaleidoscope, learn about how mirror images are created, take your own kaleidoscope photo, and make a kaleidoscope. This drop-in event is free on Wednesday July 22 from 2 - 3:30 in the Children's Room at the Taunton Public Library. We hope to see you there!

07/10/2015

We are in need of two 10-speed bikes (teen or adult size) to be used as part of an exhibit. The bikes do not have to be in great shape, just have working pedals and a rear tire. If there is anyone in the Taunton area that has one to donate please message us.

05/16/2015

Saturday May 16 we will be participating in the Taunton Creates Arts Festival. This is a wonderful free family event on the Taunton Green. The festival runs from 12-3. You can come make your own kaleidoscope and play with our tabletop kaleidoscope. The event also has the Toe Jam Puppet Band, a cookie decorating station, displays by local artists and more! We hope to see you there.

One lucky kid will win this award tomorrow! Celebrate National Kid Inventors Day on Saturday with us. See the amazing in...
01/17/2015

One lucky kid will win this award tomorrow! Celebrate National Kid Inventors Day on Saturday with us. See the amazing inventions kids in grades 1-6 have created. The Invention Convention is open to the public Saturday Jan. 17 from 10-12 at Martin Middle School in Taunton. Come be inspired.

01/15/2015

We are hosting an Invention Convention this Saturday from 10 -12 at Martin Middle School in Taunton. Come see amazing original inventions created by students in Grades 1 - 6.

12/05/2014

Curiosity Factory is going to be at Lights On in Downtown Taunton this Saturday from 4 - 8. Kids can come by and make Peppermint Putty. Our station is inside the Boys and Girls Club on Court Street. Lights On is a wonderful family event with lots of activities and performances around the Downtown Taunton area. Children are free and adults can purchase a pin for $5. Pins are on sale at various locations throughout the event. Rain or shine. Hope to see you there.

12/02/2014

We had 100 students register for the Invention Convention! Thanks to all those that have signed up. Registration for this event is now closed.

11/19/2014

Curiosity Factory is sponsoring an Invention Convention on Saturday Jan 17 at Martin Middle School in Taunton. This convention is open to all students Grades 1 -6 in the Taunton area. The registration deadline has been extended to November 30. For more details and to download registration forms and guidelines visit www.curiosityfactory.org

10/25/2014

Bridgewater State University is having a family friendly Open Lab Night on Wednesday Oct. 29 from 5 - 8. A great event for kids Grades K-12.
Love science and mathematics? Love learning in a hands-on environment? Then please visit Open Lab Night at BSU. You can chat with BSU faculty and students, hang out in our labs, and even do a few experiments. Open Lab Night activities include
• Hearts, Brain, and Blood – Oh My!
• Haunted Physics Lab
• Up Close With HeLa Cells
• Spooky Silly Putty
• Fright Night at the Natural History Collection
• Spectroscopy

...and many more!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the West Campus Lot and in the BSU Parking Garage.

08/27/2014

We wanted to thank Trucchi's for donating the supplies and eggs for our egg drop event at the library.

Thanks to the Taunton Library for hosting our Egg Drop event. We had a wonderful time and the kids made amazing contrapt...
08/24/2014
Photos: Eggs drop at the Taunton Public Library

Thanks to the Taunton Library for hosting our Egg Drop event. We had a wonderful time and the kids made amazing contraptions. Check out the pictures in the Taunton Gazette.

TAUNTON — Could you build a structure out of common household materials that would keep an egg from breaking after an 8-foot drop? Children at the Taunton Public Library put their egg-protection skills to the test last week during an egg drop, coordinated in part by the Curiosity Factory, an interac…

08/13/2014

This Friday join us at the Childrens Room at Taunton Public Library at 2:00 for an Egg Drop event. Come build creative structures to protect your egg then drop it over the edge! Will your egg survive the fall?

Having fun with the Mirror Trace and Harmonograph exhibits at the Taunton Creates Festival
08/02/2014

Having fun with the Mirror Trace and Harmonograph exhibits at the Taunton Creates Festival

07/03/2014

Want to do fun easy science activities with your kids during the summer? Subscribe to the Wheelock College STEM Activity App. Once you register you will receive two simple activities each week throughout the summer. The science, technology, engineering, and math activities are easy to do at home. Visit stem-app.wheelock.edu to register.

05/17/2014

Thanks to Richard Davenport and Kerry Ducharme for volunteering their time. Our booth at Taunton Creates was a success thanks to their hard work.

05/16/2014

The Taunton Creates Arts Festival is still on for tomorrow. We hope you can make it. There are many family friendly activities on the Taunton Green from 12-3.

An exciting free resource for educators and school administrators. Visit the website to learn about the workshops that a...
05/04/2014
STEM Resource Fair 2014

An exciting free resource for educators and school administrators. Visit the website to learn about the workshops that are being held and the exhibitors that will be there.

PreK-12 teachers, administrators and community STEM supporters will learn about dozens of new STEM resources and walk away with inspiring, hands-on STEM lessons they can use in their classrooms the very next day. Register Today!

04/21/2014

Fun local science activity at Bridgewater State University: Open Lab Night Wednesday April 23

Ever wonder what goes on behind the doors in a biology lab? Do you love science and are curious to investigate a chemistry lab? Want to get "blown away" by a wind tunnel? Then you must join us for "Open Lab Night" at BSU! You can chat with BSU faculty and students, "hang out" in our labs, and even do a few experiments. Open Lab Night will feature labs in biology, chemistry, physics, the Observatory, and even a wind tunnel! Open Lab Night is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will be provided.
List of Open Lab Night activities:
4-5 pm
Conant 120: Department of Biological Sciences Class of ’42 Lecture, ”The Path from Transformation of Bacteria to Oncogenes in Human Cancer,” with Dr. Geoffrey M. Cooper, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Natural Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University.
5-8 pm Open Labs
Conant 471: “Snack Lab”
Conant 161: Anatomy & Physiology Lab
Conant 280/288: Physics
Conant 287: BSU Wind Tunnel Lab
Conant 470: Let It Glow - Rocks and Squids
Conant 475: “TAL” Trace Analysis Lab
Conant 476: Paper Chromatography Lab
Conant 477: Project GreenLab Silly Putty Discovery Lab
Conant 478: Advanced Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory
8-10 pm
Conant 5th floor: BSU Observatory Open House: “Viewing of the Night Skies”

04/07/2014

Looking for something fun during April vacation? Check out the Cambridge Science Festival! The event runs from April 18 - April 27 with a variety of science events throughout the city as well as other areas in Massachusetts. The website is www.cambridgesciencefestival.org

03/29/2014

Thank you Trescott Street Gallery for hosting us. Our first informational meeting on Thursday went great. Thanks to all that came. For those that couldn't make it we are hoping to have another presentation at a different time. We will send out the event invite once time and location have been finalized.

03/27/2014

We wanted to thank everyone for all the support in getting our message out. Special thanks to the Taunton Gazette for featuring our plans in today's paper. We truly believe that as a community this idea can become a reality for Taunton and the surrounding towns.

03/01/2014
2nd Grant Awarded!

2nd Grant Awarded!

Taunton Cultural Council awards us our second grant. Thanks to the members of the council for their support.

Curiosity Factory's cover photo
03/01/2014

Curiosity Factory's cover photo

02/25/2014
First grant received

First grant received

We have received our first grant. Thank you Eastern Bank.

02/25/2014
Nonprofit status achieved!

Nonprofit status achieved!

We are now officially considered a nonprofit organization with the state of Massachusetts.

02/24/2014
Launched page

Launched page

Taking our message to social media!

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