February 22, 2014
Local kids got the chance on Saturday to show off their smarts.
More than 1,000 people gathered at the Key Recreation Center in Charlottesville for the Virginia Discovery Museum's annual Kidvention celebration.
Kidvention is a free event that invites children and their families to learn about every aspect of science. More than 20 community groups shared their expertise about everything from astronomy to zoology.
Event organizers hope offering fun demonstrations and interactive activities will allow children to gain a better understanding of science.
"Our mission at the Discovery Museum is obviously mostly focused on education and hands-on activities, so to be able to have children and families engaged in scientific hands on activities and not even know they're learning while they're having such a good time is the perfect fit for us," said Amy Wicks-Horn, the executive director of the museum.
The Discovery Museum has hosted Kidvention for more than 15 years.