Tucked away in a rather innocuous looking building in Alexandria you will find the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. It’s sitting in the giant office buildings in the US Patent and Trademark Office, with no fancy signage or giant signs. In fact, we were unsure we were in the right place for a minute. But we were pleasantly surprised with a cool little museum with a big story inside!
This display shows all of the Hall of Fame recipients, like Steve Jobs
The museum has interactive display screens where you can swipe through each recipients and read about them and their patents.
Anyone remember the palm pilot? Man, I wanted one of those so bad!
New Inductee into the Hall of Fame, the patent holder for the Epi-Pen!
One of my favorite displays paid tribute to patent holders that are also Veterans.
can you guess?
This museum was a really cool place, and one that I wouldn’t normally have chosen to go to. But when you’re looking for something interesting and unique you sometimes stumble upon the best stuff. I would highly recommend this experience for children (although my five year old wasn’t that excited about it), especially children interested in this kind of thing. It would make an excellent homeschool field trip with a paper involved.
Want to learn more about the Inventor’s Hall of Fame, find educational materials for kids of all ages and learn who is being inducted next? Visit Invent.org
If you’ve never been to a Ripley’s you need to go! They are so cool and fun for the whole family. We’ve been to several and they are all so different, with neat things that each museum call their own. I’m excited to tell you all that Ripley’s is in Baltimore now! You can find located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Have you ever been to the Inner Harbor? We were able to go last year to check out the Aquarium, and I instantly wished I had allotted more time to spend just looking around. It is going to be great to have another fun museum to check out while visiting Baltimore, and is going to be the perfect place to take the kids. I imagine my eight year old is going to absolutely love love love this place!
A little about Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, Baltimore
Come see over 15,000 square feet of the odd and weird world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! where truth is stranger than fiction. See a real shrunken head, Hogwarts Castle made of matchsticks and much much more! Along with incredible artifacts and artwork from all around the world and over 100 “interactive” take a ride on our 4D Moving Theater and get lost in our Marvelous Mirror Maze. You can also take home your very own wax hand that you create. Ripley’s has been proudly freaking out families for over 90 years. Why just say it, See it!
**I’ve got a little treat for my readers as well!!