Thingamajig Convention

Join us July 23, 2015 for the 21st Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention!


A STEM Festival Where Kids Design their Experience!

STEM is everywhere. It shapes our everyday experiences and is designing our future. It opens the doors to strategic thinking, creative expression and the best careers. At the YMCA, young people have numerous opportunities to learn, play and be inspired through STEM. The YMCA's THINGAMAJIG Invention Convention is just one example of everything STEM. For 21 years, we’ve sparked the inventive, creative minds of children through hands-on workshops, challenges and exhibits. On July 23rd, stretch your view of science with the YMCA and our many partners. JOIN US for our most inspiring year yet!

Every year, a diverse group of community leaders join us to share their expertise with the kids: the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Microsoft, the FAA, Washington Gas, DC Dept. of Public Works, LEGO Lab and MUCH more. With 13 invention challenges, an on-the-spot group challenge and over 50 workshops, kids leave with an experienced understanding of the world, their health and their future. To learn more or to register, contact La Shaun Murray at 202-797-4488 or via email.

Join the fun

Would your child or group like to submit an invention, take part in one of our day-of challenges or simply join us for the most interactive and creative science festivals around? Fill out and return the appropriate forms below!

inspiring kids to learn and grow

Thanks to all of our sponsors, workshop hosts and over 450 volunteers for inspiring 4,029 kids to reach for the stars at the 2014 Thingamajig Invention Convention. If you would like to help us in our mission to connect children to STEM education, volunteer for our event! You must pre-register (see the previous link), no walk-ins welcome.

Invest in a Child's Imagination

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the YMCA's Thingamajig Invention Convention, please click here

If you would like to make a donation to support STEM education and creative expression, please click here!
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