Docent Led Tour of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum - free!
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum is a landmark to innovation that allows you to step into a world of inspiration, challenge, and discovery. Explore the stories and inventions of more than 530 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees through interactive kiosks and exhibits.
This is a family friendly event - children are welcome to attend. Exhibits include:
Gallery of Icons
This exhibit shares fascinating tales behind the more than 500 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, amazing men and women responsible for conceiving among the most recognizable and widely used inventions of our time.
Intellectual Property PowerTM
What is intellectual property? How can patents and trademarks shape a culture? How do inventions impact society? Our Intellectual Property PowerTM exhibit answers those questions and more on a trip that puts you behind the lens, in the driver’s seat, and blazing down the information superhighway.
Each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, recognizes a class of Inductees – whose innovations and inventions have impacted the world we live in – by bringing their incredible contributions to life in a new exhibit. The 2018 Class includes such visionaries as Stan Honey, inventor of Sports Broadcast Graphic Enhancements; Sumita Mitra, inventor of Nanocomposite Dental Materials; and Joseph C. Shivers, Jr., inventor of LYCRA® Fiber (Spandex). View the full 2018 Class.
Trademarks are all around us in the form of colors, characters, slogans and logos. Each day, we encounter an estimated 1,500 trademarks for some of the world’s most well-known brands. Through continuous exposure, we’ve learned to correlate various cues with name-brand companies and products. The intellectual property protections of patents and trademarks have helped power these companies to become the most well-known on the planet.