Innovation Lab

Scroll down to check out our Innovation Lab featured on NBC’s Today Show!

Innovation Lab

Have you ever wanted to invent something? Do you need a machine that can freeze time so you can finish your homework? Or perhaps your school has flooded with JELL-O and you need something that can help to clean it up? In our Innovation Lab, you can create all of these things — and more — while taking our Mystery Box Challenge.

Our Mystery Box Challenge presents kids with a prompt to invent something. Just one catch: you can only use materials inside the box. Kids are challenged to think in terms of design — What does this invention need to do? How can I build it so it does that AND stays together? Throughout the process kids tap into their critical thinking skills and can also develop their communication skills by explaining the steps they took.

The Innovation Lab also hosts our guest Innovators for workshops. Meet some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists, educational game developers, and technologists and help design the media tools of the future!

Visit our events calendar for a list of upcoming workshops.

Check out this recent feature on the Today Show of our Innovation Lab:


Interested in becoming an Innovator? Click here to apply!



    10:00am to 4:00pm