On 20 May 2017, the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation will showcase examples of today’s leading-edge military inventions alongside historical technologies from the Museum’s world-class collections. This daylong festival celebrates the crucial role of invention for the United States, explores the changing relationship between military research and commerce, and gives visitors an opportunity to envision how advances in military technology will impact their daily lives in the future. Come see more than 30 new inventions from the armed forces and associated technology firms, talk to scientists and engineers, and try hands-on invention challenges.
Click the links to the right to learn about the inventions and activities that will be featured on Invention Day.
- Hours: 10 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
- Location: Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The Museum is located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue, N.W., between 12th and 14th Streets, Washington, D.C. The Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stations are the closest to the Museum.