Hagley Museum and Library invites children and their families to the 2013 Invention Convention on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, January 19, 20, and 21. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., youngsters will invent, examine, discover, and uncover the many ways science affects life. Admission, including supplies, is $4 per child (4-14), $6 per adult, and free for Hagley members and children 3 and under. Use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance off Route 100.
"Invention Convention piques the interest of children. They learn to question and seek answers through exploratory play," says Education Coordinator Jeff Durst.
The Create-An-Invention Workshop challenges kids to imagine a creation and, then, build it. Kids construct their invention using familiar household items like cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, oatmeal containers, and more. The Hagley Patent Office will give these young inventors patents for the inventions they make.
Parents and children are welcome to explore the Science Fair. Scientists and science groups will conduct science demonstrations and display information on their projects. Much of the hands-on fun seen here can be duplicated at home.
At the Tinkering Tables, children can safely take apart appliances, machines and other discarded items like computers, telephones, and radios. Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County is donating items to be used at the Tinkering Tables.
Information and a schedule on the Science Shows and other activities are available at www.hagley.org. Toscana Catering at Hagley will provide family-friendly foods for purchase.
Hagley will have Goodwill boxes on site for people to bring donations.
Invention Convention is sponsored, in part, by Agilent Technologies, Inc.; CDA Engineering, Inc.; Nickle Electrical Companies; Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, and Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County.