Smithsonian Spark!Lab

Through hands-on activities, interactions with facilitators, and even conversations with inventors from the community, children and families engage in the process of invention. The self-led exploration that happens in this interactive space creates environments that support the creative and collaborative thinking so important to invention and entrepreneurship. Spark!Lab Smithsonian is where science center visitors become inventors and innovators.

Please note: Live stage shows, planetarium presentations and Spark!Lab will be closed to the general public on March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and April 4, 6, 13, 20, and 25 for our M-STEP school programming. Kids Town and the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre will be open with regularly scheduled programming.

Spark!Lab as seen on WDIV