Thingamajig Convention


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


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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.



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. Click here to read our Thingamajig newsletter and discover the fun, interactive STEM activities that helped kids learn, grow and thrive!


Invest in a Child's Imagination

If you are interested in partnering with the YMCA's Thingamajig Invention Convention in 2015, please click here
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