The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) recently held their Grand Opening of the new Inventioneer’s Lab, celebrating this new exciting permanent exhibit!!
C’mon’s Inventioneer’s Lab brings together science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as a significant part of the Lab’s programs, curriculum and activities and is designed to empower kids to move from imagining to doing. Makers of all ages are encouraged to build and experiment in the Lab, as they challenge themselves to solve problems. They’ll learn new, practical hands-on skills as they design, make, evaluate, and rebuild. Kids will take risks on their projects and learn by their successes and failures – just like in the real world. Skill-building projects introduce kids to new tools and materials preparing them to advance to the next step in the process of making.
“Many thanks to those who attend the Inventioneer’s Lab Grand Opening. This area of the museum has been a labor of love to create and one which truly encourages children of all ages to share ideas and work together through communication and teamwork. This was designed to inspire children, teach them new skills and equip them to take on future challenges while having fun,” commented Dena Rae Hancock, Interim Executive Director, C’mon.
The C’mon Inventioneer’s Lab caters most specifically to children ages 7-14, although the activities can be enjoyed by younger children with some hands-on family assistance.
In the future, the focus and theme of the Inventioneer’s Lab will transition to keep up with the times. Upcoming themes for 2020 and 2021 include textiles, design and engineering, as well as coding and electronics. Each transition will bring about a different round of activities, culminating in new, hands-on experiences with real tools and materials — and skills gained with each project to last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out on this exciting new addition to C’mon!