The Smithsonian Spark!Lab at Edison Ford is where museum visitors become inventors. The Spark!Lab invites children and adults to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent.
Regularly changing activities incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering, and math with art (STEAM), history, and above all, creativity! In the Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Every day, we provide opportunities for children and families to explore their inventive creativity—to create, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve—because these experiences empower individuals to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed today and in the future.
Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to Museum collections and exhibits. These themes change on a regular basis, ensuring that visitors always have something new to explore!