The 19th Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention will be here before you know it!
In the meantime, watch our video slideshow to experience all the magic and fun!
inspiring thousands of kids to learn and grow
Thanks to all of our partners and volunteers for inspiring 3,970 kids to reach for the stars at the 18th Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention on July 26, 2012. Click here to read our Thingamajig 2012 newsletter and discover the fun, interactive STEM activities that helped kids learn, grow and thrive!
Last Year's Invention Challenges had kids stretching their imaginations to win the coveted recognition as the top Thingamajig inventor. Here are our 2012 superstars! Congratulations to the winners for all of their creativity and hard work!
Thinga-What? What is that?
It's the Most Fun, Creative, Eco-Friendly, and Educational Festival of its Kind!
Thingamajig gives youth from all over the region the opportunity to exercise their minds and bodies while stimulating their creativity. It is a FREE full day of stimulating, hands-on challenges and activities designed to expose local youth to the worlds of science, technology, performing arts, aeronautics, engineering, active fitness and play, nutrition, and going green. We had a diverse group of community partners who joined us in 2012 to share their expertise with the kids: the FAA, Giant Foods, the Tuskegee Airmen, Washington Gas, AOPA, College Park Aviation Museum, DC Dept. of Public Works, DC Maxecuters, DreamsWork, FIRST, the Patriot Center, LEGO Lab and more. With 14 invention challenges and over 50 interactive workshops, kids leave with a personal understanding of the world, their health and their future.
The main attraction of Thingamajig is the opportunity for kids to compete for prizes by crafting the next great Thingamajig with recycled materials!