There’s nothing quite like the moment when a group first steps into our 61,000 square-foot invention factory. In fact, just this week, we were able show our space to not one, but two Inventionland tours!

The doors of Inventionland are always open for groups both small and large to tour and experience our creative environment.

This week alone, we welcomed two groups of students, the fourth grade class from Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU3) high school students from Homestead, PA.

Mother of Sorrows - Inventionland Tours

Though we welcomed two different schools, they both shared one commonality, their amazement of Inventionland.

Cindy DiBattiste, a fourth grade teacher from Mother of Sorrows School, had plenty of positive feedback that she so graciously shared with us!

Upon their arrival to our creative design facility, DiBattiste simply said, “We were amazed!”

During our tours, we always try to impart advice, inspiration and encouragement to each person, so that they can dig deep and discover their inventive spirit. DiBattiste took notice when she said, “I think we left with the knowledge that we can be inventors, too. In addition, the lesson that it’s okay to fail, because we can learn from the experience.”

Once these fourth grade students returned to their school, they couldn’t help but feel inspired and they went straight to writing down ideas in their Inventionland journals!

Some of the students’ favorite sets were the Inventionland Motor Speedway, Brainpower Ballpark, Davy’s Treehouse and the Pet Shack!

“To be honest, we thought every area was special in different ways. There were areas that appealed more to some students than others, depending on their personal interests. There was something for everyone,” said DiBattiste.

We’d like to thank the Mother of Sorrows School for taking the time out of their day to spend time with us at Inventionland!

“This was a tour our students will remember. We can’t wait to see what this trip to Inventionland inspires our students to do in the future!” said DiBattiste.

AIU3 students - Inventionland Tours

Our second tour of the week was with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), which is part of Pennsylvania’s public education system. According to their website, AIU provides “specialized educational services to Allegheny County’s 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools.”

Yesterday, this group of eager students toured Inventionland and from their tour, their interest in careers and internships at Inventionland were extremely evident!

Their interest is a testament to the innovative spark that’s ignited in guests who tour Inventionland and it’s our hope that our invention factory can inspire future designers, engineers and inventors!

If you’re interested in taking your own tour of Inventionland, click here and book today!

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