Invention is a process, from the spark of an idea all the way to successful marketing, and Spark!Lab Smithsonian uses fun activities to help museum visitors learn about the history and process of invention. In this exhibition, you’ll play games, conduct experiments, explore inventors’ notebooks, view famous inventions, and even invent something new of your own!
The Discovery is proud to be home of the first Spark!Lab Smithsonian opened outside of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then the Spark!Lab Network has grown to eight locations throughout the United States.
Ongoing support for Spark!Lab Smithsonian at The Discovery is provided by Dorothy Lemelson.
“Space Matters” in Spark!Lab Smithsonian
Visit The Discovery’s Spark!Lab Smithsonian to explore the variety of ways space excites our imaginations and compels us to venture into the unknown. Activities and interpretive text will help visitors get acquainted with some of NASA’s hidden figures, debunk space myths from popular movies, and be introduced to the space innovation happening right here in Nevada.