The Springfield Museums anticipate opening Spark!Lab in Astronomy Hall in Fall 2019. Originally opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Spark!Lab is a flagship educational initiative of the Smithsonian, and is a hands-on invention workspace where visitors can learn about and engage in the history and process of invention.
Through hands-on activities, interactions with facilitators, and conversations with inventors from the community, children and families will engage in the process of invention. Our visitors will become self-led explorers engaging in creative and collaborative thinking which is critical for invention and entrepreneurship. Spark!Lab is where Springfield Science Museum visitors will become inventors and innovators!
Beveridge Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
Donald and Francine Pratt