Smithsonian Spark!Lab

Spark!Lab, where everyone is an Inventor! 

Spark!Lab will be closed on Sunday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Hours: Wednesday-Friday: Noon to 4 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm
Timed tickets are available at the front desk.

Spark!Lab offers any child (ages 5-12 years old and accompanied by an adult), a new informal approach to hands-on learning. Instead of following step-by-step instructions, young inventors will be empowered to problem-solve and overcome real-world obstacles. Spark!Lab offers many unique, project-specific stations, where inventors can engage directly with engineering and design challenges.

This dynamic, Smithsonian-created learning space will inspire young visitors to create, collaborate, and innovate. As New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum is proud to launch the tenth Spark!Lab in the nation.

Spark!Lab Passport Challenge
Starting Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, August 28

This summer, young inventors will be issued a free Spark!Lab passport during their summer visits to the lab. With each visit they will acquire a stamp and with six stamps they will complete the challenge and earn an exclusive prize. The first ten inventors who complete this challenge will receive the You Topia moving diorama makers kit (pictured above)! Other prizes include a Spark!Lab journal and more!

Completed passports will be displayed in the Spark!Lab. Prizes will be awarded, while supplies last.

New Young Inventor Space

Spark!Lab also offers a newly created exploration space for our youngest inventors ages 1-4. This specially designed space has a train and an exploration table filled with unique tools to help spark creativity, thinking, and learning.

Spark!Lab at the Morris Museum is made possible by leadership support from BASF. 





Generous support is also made possible by Gay H. Osborn on behalf of the Blanche and George Jones Fund, Inc.


May 29 2022


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm