Invention Convention Presented by Agilent Technologies - JAN 14, 15, 16

Invention Convention Presented by Agilent Technologies - JAN 14, 15, 16

NEXT DATE:   |   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   |  
category: Family Programs  |  location: Library, Upper property

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Invention Convention is presented by

Over just a few years, video has come a long way. Huge shoulder-mounted camcorders have been replaced by smart phones; editing has evolved to simple computer programming; and distribution of finished videos is now available by downloads. How can anyone keep up with the technology?

Invention Convention will explore how videographers create videos that entertain and inform us.

There will be plenty of video-related activities for visitors to try. Visitors can celebrate the early animators by making thaumatropes and flip books to create blended, moving images, and they can become a Foley artist by using unusual objects to create sounds for a silent video sequence. Visitors can also create their own stop motion video. And where would videography be without a green screen?

In addition to learning about the devices and applications of videography, there will be science shows on Chemistry, Physics and Weather. Visitors will also enjoy Invention Convention’s Tinkering Tables and Create-an-Invention area. At the Tinkering Tables, families can investigate the insides of an electronic gadget by using simple hand tools to take it apart. The opposite happens in the Create-an-Invention area, where children can make an invention using everyday household items. To celebrate a job well done, a Hagley “patent” will be issued for every invention.

Held in Hagley's Soda House and Library. Use Hagley's Buck Road entrance.

Visitors could easily come all three days and experience something different each day.

Admission: Adults $8, Children 4-14 $6, Children younger than 4 and Hagley members admitted free.

Lunch and refreshments available from the Belin House Organic Café

Volunteers ages 16 and up are needed! Visit



Tinkering Tables - Take apart machines to see what makes them tick! 

Create an Invention - Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent! 

Science Shows - See new show each day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 

Saturday - Cool Chemistry - DR. MICHAEL STEMNISKI 

Sunday - Fun with Physics - JON ERIC BURGESS 

Monday - How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show - THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE


Agilent Technologies - Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. We provide laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Come visit us and say hello!

Science Fair - LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Learn the basics of animation, stop motion animation, green screen, Foley artistry and virtual reality through fun activities. Love video games? Microsoft Store at the Christiana Mall will be on hand to demonstrate the Surface Family, Oculus Rift Virtual Reality and HoloLens Augmented Reality!

Hagley Museum Store - Turn in your completed scavenger hunt for a reward and a chance to win a Super Science Fun Pack! Don’t forget your souvenirs!

Food Service - Light lunch selections, snacks, and beverages available for purchase from the Belin House Organic Café.

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