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Virtual Exhibitions!

We encourage children throughout the world to use their imaginations and dream up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions, and invite them to collaborate with makers, designers and artists to bring their ideas to life!

Here are our current exhibitions showcasing the results of those collaborations:

Pioneers Energy Challenge

Between September and November 2019, we invited young people aged 8-12 across the north east of England to take part in the Pioneers Energy challenge.

From the many children who took part, 15 children inventors and their school from Tees Valley, Sunderland and Northumberland were chosen to join the Little Inventors Pioneers programme.

Between January and June 2020 these Pioneers developed their idea further and worked with makers and experts to bring it to life!

Click here to visit our fantastic VIRTUAL EXHIBITION!

Protect Our Oceans

Between December 2019 and February 2021, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), presented the Little Inventors challenge, Mission: Protect our oceans. The challenge was launched in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), in collaboration with Let’s Talk Science, The Canadian Science Fair Journal, Digital Mi’kmaq, OCAD University.

We asked children across Canada to become ocean inventors and submit an invention idea that could solve one of the many problems faced by our oceans or improve the oceans' health. From the hundreds of invention ideas submitted, 15 have been brought to life and are presented together here to celebrate this year’s launch of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The 15 selected inventors showcased here have worked with a maker or artist to bring their invention idea to life.

Click here to visit our amazing VIRTUAL EXHIBITION!