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 Tinker Tank at Pacific Science Center – Seattle, Wa

Is your little one constantly making things, tinkering with items and fiddling with parts? The Tinker Tank exhibit at the Pacific Science Center is the perfect spot for a hands-on kid with a passion for making things. Tinker Tank focuses on exploration and experiments with aerodynamics using wind tables, gravity walls and gears. Psst! Rumor has it that 3D Modeling workshops are coming to Tinker Tank soon. Your kiddo can design a 3D printable model with TinkerCAD (it's cloud-based and easy to use).

Good to know: For your podcast junkie, download The Pacific Science Center PacSci podcast and give it a listen! It’s chocked full of likeable science lessons on space, biology, even beachcombing.

Online: pacificsciencecenter.org

photo: Kristina V. via Yelp

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

—Meredith Mortensen


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