Children's Museum to hold annual invention contest
The 24th Annual Young Inventors Showcase competition will be held Saturday, May 19, at the Children's Museum of Houston, located at 1500 Binz St.
Children from kindergarten through the eighth grade will be showcasing their inventions and competing in different age categories for the grand prize of a free patent application.
Registration and set-up for this event goes from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Kids Hall.
Judging will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Public viewing is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Final judging will take place between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and the awards ceremony will be held from 2:30-3 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium.
Other ongoing activities will also be held at the museum, including the following: Electromechanical Folk Art, allowing kids to take things apart and put them back together into a sculpture; Natural Inventions, in which kids design a paper helicopter; Nature Knows Best, an exhibit that matches man-made inventions to their natural inspirations; Invent a Color, allowing kids to mix colors and create new ones; Cup Tower, to create the tallest possible tower at Junktion; and Invent Your Own Whirlygig, which gives kids the opportunity to invent their own musical instrument.
The Children's Museum of Houston is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
General admission is $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65 and over and for military personnel. Children younger than a year old receive free admission.
For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call 713-522-1138.
Provided by THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
Children from kindergarten through the eighth grade will take imagination to the next level by showing off their inventions.
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