Explore the history and process of invention in this STEM workspace now open in the Springfield Science Museum!
Spark!Lab is a dynamic learning space where children, families, and groups create, innovate, collaborate, problem-solve, and invent. Visitors don’t follow step-by-step instructions or work to create a specific product. Instead, they identify problems and challenges, develop solutions, and put their own ideas into action—all while building important 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and adaptability.
Springfield Museums members only
Originally opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2008, Spark!Lab is the flagship educational initiative of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.