National Inventor’s Day

February 10, 2017
Laura Burton, Youth Program Director

Did you know that in 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11th as the first National Inventors’ Day in the United States? Now, every year on February 11th (chosen because it’s Thomas Edison’s birthday), we are reminded to recognize the enormous contribution that inventors make to the nation and the world!

So, this Saturday, celebrate National Inventors’ Day! If you have little ones, read to them: “Oh, the Things They Invented!: All About Great Inventors” (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library).  Then dump your recyclables onto the floor, grab the tape, and join your kids in inventing! Thinking without the limitations of “right”, “wrong”, or “possible” is the first step to encouraging inventors, young and old.

To further this experience for your child, let them try one of our STEAM classes or bring your family to enjoy our “Family STEAM Challenge” on February 24th! Contact Laura Burton, our Youth Program Director and STEAM Instructor for more information at

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