Invention Convention Presented by Agilent Technologies
Invention Convention will explore the exciting world of insects! Learn how the design and capabilities of insects inspire innovations that improve people’s lives. Admire the artistry of maggots, see how insects help detectives solve crimes, and learn about our local insect population.
ADULTS: $8 / CHILDREN 4-14: $6 / CHILDREN UNDER 4 & HAGLEY MEMBERS: FREE
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What do house flies, wasps, hawk moths, and dragonflies have in common? They are the muses of drone technology by helping engineers build them smaller, more durable, and more maneuverable. Look closely at a butterfly wing and marvel at how its structure informs high-tech computer screens. Want to survive in the desert? Look no further than the desert beetle, whose strategy to collect water informed a device that could provide enough water per day for the survival of humans. Have trouble hearing? Thank locusts and crickets for some of the latest innovations in hearing aid technology.
On each day of the event, visitors can enjoy a science show, investigate the “insides” of an electronic gadget at the Tinkering Tables, and express their creative side in the Create-an-Invention area. To celebrate a job well done, a Hagley “patent” will be issued for every invention.
Each day of Invention Convention will feature something different!
Use the Buck Road entrance (GPS Address):
298 Buck Road East
Wilmington, DE 19807
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Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
Learn about pigments and diffusion. Experiment with different tree leaves to discover their hidden colors using chromatography.
Take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.
Learn about momentum and energy transfer before taking on the challenge of building a catapult to launch a "pumpkin pom pom."
Get a sneak peek at activities for Invention Convention 2018.