Edison Junior Inventor Program

By By: Director
Published on 01/15/2004

Beaumont, Texas – The Edison Museum staff has announced a new, permanent program for children – Edison Junior Inventor. The program offers an excellent opportunity for families and children to learn about America’s Inventor – Thomas Alva Edison. The Edison Junior Inventor program is geared to children of ages from seven through 14 years old.

Children who want to participate in the Edison Junior Inventor program simply request a worksheet from a museum attendant. By reading the text in the exhibits, children will find answers to specific questions on the worksheet. Children can have some fun with each of the four Experiment Stations found in the museum – century old music and motion picture samples to coded messages. Children who complete the worksheet and show a basic understanding of Thomas Edison and his work will receive an official Edison Junior Inventor Certificate and a small gift for their efforts. The program requires about 45 to 60 minutes.

Bob Valen, director of the Edison Museum said, “We look forward to seeing all the young visitors who will become junior inventors. The recently renovated museum offers great insight into America’s Inventor and a great place to learn. Anyone with an interest in early technology, history, inventions, and innovations should visit. Folks are welcome to any of our series of free flyers - Inventor Bulletin Series - that address specific subjects relating to Thomas Edison.”

The Edison Museum is located at 350 Pine Street, downtown Beaumont next to the Edison Plaza Office Building. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on major holidays. The program is possible through a generous grant from the Foundation of Southeast Texas.

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January 15, 2004 - Edison Junior Inventor Program