Innovation Family Festival

The Innovation Family Festival celebrates creativity, invention, and thinking outside the box--or container! Explore the cardboard playground, watch containers being made in a 3D printer, and see how containers are put to work, from shipping art to eco-friendly plant beds.

This free, all-day event takes place in the inspiring Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C., and is part of the collaboration between the USPTO and the Smithsonian to promote innovation and the intellectual property system that supports it. Bring your family and friends for a day of celebration, hands-on workshops, and performances by historical figures in innovation.