Whether she’s dreaming up an umbrella for your pet cat or a car wash for toys, a kidventor’s thirst for innovation needs to be quenched. There are plenty of places where it’s easy for creative juices to flow and we’ve rounded up 10 of the best. From building robots to experiments with wind tables, our favorite spots are fit for LEGO lovers and explorative thinkers alike. Flip through the gallery and let your imagination take it from there.

The Tinkering Lab at Chicago Children’s Museum – Chicago, Il

Did you know that the invention of the rubber band happened through a simple experiment with cups and scissors? The Tinkering Lab at the Chicago Children’s Museum provides many real materials, tools and space. Set on the spectacular Navy Pier, this hands-on exhibit encourages lil’ inventors to explore through invention investigation and tackle the art of take apart.

Online: chicagochildrensmuseum.org

photo: Chicago Children's Museum

Where do you take your budding inventor? Share with us in a comment below.

—Meredith Mortensen


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