Invention Convention at Hagley Museum

Invention Convention

at Hagley Museum

January 18,19, & 20

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How do objects move through air or defy gravity to soar above us? Invention Convention 2014 will explore the force, thrust, drag and motion of aerodynamics and aeronautics.

Aerodynamics examines how objects move through air, while aeronautics studies the techniques that keep aircraft and rockets aloft. Through fun, hands-on activities, families will experience up close how humans have reached faster speeds and higher heights.

Invention Convention 2014 celebrates fifteen years of inspiring innovation and creativity in children and adults alike. Audience favorites like Tinkering Tables, Create an Invention, and daily Science Shows will continue. The hands-on Science Fair returns for the third year with many new experiments and activities related to aerodynamics and aeronautics.

Science Shows (11am, 1pm, and 3pm each day)

Saturday: Flight presented by The Franklin Institute

Sunday: Fun with Physics presented by Jon-Eric Burgess

Monday: Cool Chemistry presented by Michael Stemniski

For more information:

Location: 200 Hagley Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19807 (
Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.)

This event is appropriate for
: kids ages 3 and older

Admission, including supplies, is $5 for children 4-14, $7 for adults, and free for Hagley members and children 3 and under.