Opening August 13, 2022

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What will you Invent?

In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive.

Every day we provide opportunities for children and families to explore their inventive creativity—to create, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve—because these experiences empower kids to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed today and in the future.

Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

What will you invent?

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In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive.

Every day we provide opportunities for children and families to explore their inventive creativity—to create, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve—because these experiences empower kids to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed today and in the future.

Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

Our amazing Activities

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  • Build a vehicle
  • Design a musical soundscape
  • Invent ways to clean up the ocean
  • Create something that hovers in a vertical wind tunnel
  • New activities will be rotated in so it never gets old!
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2017, Ft Myers, Vertical Wind Tunnel, Visitor, Try
2016, Dc, Help Clean Up The Ocean
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Through Spark!Lab experience historic objects from Conner Prairie's collection through the stories of innovation.
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Our Amazing activities

2016, Dc, Help Clean Up The Ocean
Opening Day Soundscapes 2017, Ft Myers, Soundscapes, Opening, Visitor
  • Build a vehicle
  • Design a musical soundscape
  • Invent ways to clean up the ocean
  • Create something that hovers in a vertical wind tunnel
  • New activities will be rotated in so it never gets old!
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Through Spark!Lab experience historic objects from Conner Prairie's collection through the stories of innovation.
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Recent News on SPark!Lab

Conner Prairie Announces Opening of Smithsonian Spark!Lab Invention Space

June 16, 2022

Spark!Lab is Developed by the Smithsonian to Bring Hands-On Invention Learning to Cultural Organizations Nationwide FISHERS, Ind. (June 8, 2022) – Indiana living history museum, Conner Prairie, announces today the…

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Recent News on Spark!Lab

Conner Prairie Announces Opening of Smithsonian Spark!Lab Invention Space

June 16, 2022

Spark!Lab is Developed by the Smithsonian to Bring Hands-On Invention Learning to Cultural Organizations Nationwide FISHERS, Ind. (June 8, 2022) – Indiana living history museum, Conner Prairie, announces today the…

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Your Generosity Helps Kids Reach New Heights

When kids can run freely and dig into the dirt, they discover new things about the world. Your generous donation to Conner Prairie helps us make nature more accessible to more people, opening new pathways for inspiration and growth.