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Apr 24, 2014  Smithsonian Highlights Innovative Communities Across America »
Jan 17, 2014  Smithsonian and ePals Challenge Kids Globally to Solve Real-World Problems in Third Annual Invention Competition »
Aug 05, 2013  Spark!Lab National Network Seeks Members »
May 20, 2013  Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Partners with IASC on Innoskate 2013 »
Feb 19, 2013  Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Spotlights Hollywood’s History of Innovation »
Oct 22, 2012  Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Shifts Political Focus Away from Presidential Race »
Aug 17, 2011  Spark!Lab to Close Oct. 6 »
Apr 05, 2011  Smithsonian Adds to Robotics Collection and Invites Public to National Robotics Week Activities in Spark!Lab »
Mar 30, 2011  Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays 2011 »
Mar 23, 2011  Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Announces Spark!Lab Outreach Program »
Jan 07, 2011  Smithsonian Collects Tony Hawk Skateboard »
Oct 18, 2010  Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Receives Grant from National Science Foundation: $2.6 Million to Fund “Places of Invention” Exhibition Project »
Apr 30, 2010  Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Launches Design Challenge with The Tech Virtual »
Feb 23, 2010  Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays 2010 »
Nov 06, 2009  Lemelson Center Explores "Hot Spots of Invention" »
Oct 22, 2009  Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Releases New Book on Inventor Grace Hopper »
Aug 14, 2009  Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Hosts Inventor of the Video Game in Special National Inventors' Month Program »
Jul 31, 2009  Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Celebrates National Inventors’ Month by Building World’s Largest LEGO Light Bulb and Hosting Inventor Ralph Baer »
Jun 25, 2009  The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Releases "The Spirit of Invention" »
Mar 28, 2009  Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays »
Oct 20, 2006  Biographer and Journalist Walter Isaacson Examines Franklin’s Legacy in Relationship Between Technology and Democracy in the United States »
Oct 09, 2006  U.Va. Hosts "Inventing America" Conference Nov. 3-4 With Lemelson Center »
May 18, 2006  New Online Database Opens Connections to Inventions »
Jul 06, 2005  Get a Grip: Molecules You Can Handle »
Sep 07, 2004  Smithsonian Program Examines History and Future of Implant Technologies »
Jul 21, 2004  Historian David Serlin in a Smithsonian Meet the Author Program Aug. 3 »
Jun 01, 2004  Inventing Ourselves Exhibit Explores Performance Enhancement Through Invention and Innovation »
Feb 28, 2004  Where Humans and Technology Meet »
May 21, 2003  Invention at Play Wins Two Awards from the American Association of Museums »
Sep 17, 2002  Media Advisory: Toy Invention Festival at Smithsonian »
Aug 05, 2002  MindFest Celebrates Play and Technology »
Jun 18, 2002  "Invention at Play" Opens July 19 »
May 05, 2002  Dorothy Lemelson Inducted into the Order of James Smithson »
Apr 25, 2002  Lemelson Center Presents "Nobel Voices" »
Apr 23, 2002  Lemelson Center Looks at the Future of Innovation »
Mar 22, 2001  Lemelson Center Celebrates Nobel »
Feb 15, 2001  Lemelson Center Endowed »

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POSTAL ADDRESS

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History
Room 1210, MRC 604
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
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PHYSICAL ADDRESS FOR DELIVERIES

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History
Room 1210, MRC 604
Smithsonian Institution
14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20560-0604
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The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people. The Center is supported by The Lemelson Foundation, a private philanthropy established by one of the country's most prolific inventors, Jerome Lemelson, and his family. The Lemelson Center is located in the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on Dec. 25. Admission is free.

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