It was another busy week at Inventionland, where awe-inspired guests embarking on group tours learned, got creative and were inspired! Read on…

It’s not uncommon for Inventionland to be bustling with group tours each week. People come from far and wide to get a peek at our 61,000 square foot invention factory, designed with 16 uniquely-themed sets.

Thanks to interest from educators in Inventionland Institute – our very own project-based learning course for grades 6-16 operating out of Inventionland’s Workshop – the tour schedule continues to get busier.

This week, quite a few groups were welcomed through the doors of Inventionland for tours, ready to be awe-inspired, learn and have fun!

Group 1

Fifth grade students from Hampton Township School District stopped for a group photo in front of Inventalot Castle during their tour on Monday, April 25th.  This group of students wouldn’t be the only excited guests to come through that day.

Curriculum directors representing 19 different area schools, as well as guests from Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education took a turn being the students as Inventionland CEO and founder Mr. George Davison and Creationeer Matt showed the group how to build a pencil holder from 31 pieces of laser-cut cardboard.

 Matt and Mr. Davison George Davison

Laser Cutting 1 Group 2

On Tuesday, professionals from the corporate offices of regional grocery chain Giant Eagle made the trek right down the street to Inventionland. This was the third group of friends from neighboring Giant Eagle’s corporate office to recently visit our invention factory!

Group 3

By midweek, Inventionland was ready to welcome two more groups – young, gifted students from Franklin Regional School District, followed by a later tour with a group of Girl Scouts!

 Group 4 Group 5

The week ended with a little bit of sunshine as students, ages 13-15, from the Sunrise School of Monroeville, PA trekked through Inventionland!

“When the door opened, they were just in heaven! Some of the students had been to Disneyworld before, but you never expect when you go to a company that you’re going to see something like this,” said tour guide-extraordinaire Sam, who leads the tours.

“It’s gratifying to see that you can inspire kids of all backgrounds. It’s really special when kids come here and you see how much they really appreciate the opportunity,” said Sam.

Group 6 If you’re interested in visiting our invention factory, schedule your tour today!

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