21st Annual Young Inventors Showcase

A homework machine. A little-brother defense mechanism. A flying skateboard. Most of us spent time as children imagining the many gizmos we’d love to invent, but the participants at today’s 21st Annual Young Inventors Showcase at the Children’s Museum have done much more than imagine. Stroll through the museum and stop by the Kid’s Hall to see an assortment of models, both conceptual and functional, for inventions made by children in kindergarten through eighth grade. In the middle of the day, honorary judge Albert Einstein will make an appearance (okay, not the real Albert Einstein, you’ve got to play along here). Later in the afternoon, the finalists will be announced along with the winner of the grand prize, who will receive a fully paid patent application. No word on whether a flying skateboard is among the entries. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1500 Binz. For information, call 713-522-1138 or visit www.cmhouston.org. $4 to $7.
Sat., May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2009
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