With the growth and success of Ideaventions Academy, our innovative 4th-12th private school, we will not offer Saturday or after school classes. We will only be offering homeschool classes this year. Registration for is open. Read more 

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National Geographic Museum's Real Pirates

The ideaventions crew joined the National Geographic Museum in the Pirate Family Festival in Washington, DC. Thousands of festival goers enjoyed learning about Real Pirates through historical re-enactors, musicians playing maritime songs, and a pirate show. Ideaventions provided activities and exhibits that allowed visitors to create and learn about pirate science and engineering:


Our staff is an innovative group of individuals with extensive backgrounds in science, engineering, technology and education. If you have a passion for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics, view our current openings for information on how to join our team.

ideaventions® is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational organization geared to children ages 3 to 13. We teach a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes throughout the year at our Science Center located 12340 Pinecrest Road in Reston. We also run science camps, do after-school programs at local schools, develop new STEM curriculum and lots more. ideaventions is a place where no idea is too crazy and where children, the adults of tomorrow, learn that anything is possible with a little creativity.

Our hands-on labs are led by experienced teachers who emphasize divergent thinking and seek to harness a child’s natural curiosity about our world. Our programs are designed to share and nurture children’s love for the sciences.

Take a look around our site for the latest information about our offerings. Have any questions? Please contact us by phone, email or by filling out our Contact Form.


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Fall 2016

New for the Summer of 2016, we're offering exciting STEM camps for rising 7th through rising 9th graders.  

Mr. Ryan's book is out! Thank you to the Ideaventions' students and parents who helped review the book!

Get your copy through Manning Publications or Amazon.

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We provide customized STEM education workshops for PreK-8 teachers. We provide activity ideas and instructions to help teachers offer more quality STEM experiences in their classroom.

Our Science Center is located in Reston, Virginia.  The Center is organized into dedicated laboratories with an interactive exhibit space. We are proud to be members of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).

12340 Pinecrest Road, Reston, Virginia 20191, United States

NeW for 2016: Middle School CAMPs!

ideaventions® goes to georgia

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Spark Academy to bring ideaventions® to Augusta, Georgia. Spark Academy was certified and licensed to deliver our Mini Einsteins and Science Sampler curriculum to PreK to 2nd graders as part of this pilot program to share excellent STEM education to children outside of the DC Metro area. 

Partners and Memberships

Ideaventions is proud to be a maker at 1st and 2nd annual NoVa Mini Maker Faires.  The event brings together an amazing collection of Northern Virginia tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, artists, and craftspeople to show and tell us what they’re making.  The Maker Faire also gives parents and kids many opportunities to learn to make things too!

NoVa Mini Maker Faire is held in March each year at South Lakes High and Hughes Middle schools in Reston, VA.

National Building Museum

Ideaventions joined Washington Parent, at the National Building Museum's Big Build festival in Washington DC. Kids became builders for a day and explored what it is like to build a brick wall, carve stone and hammer nails. Ideaventions and Washington Parent featured an Earthquake Challenge where the amateur builders could create toothpick and clay structures and then test them on our Earthquake Simulators. Kids learned firsthand how to create stronger structures to resist earthquakes while using the engineering cycle.