The Smithsonian’s Innoskate program travels the country celebrating inventive creativity in skate culture. Innoskate 2016 features a new collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT program to create a festival at the Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge. This event will draw upon the collective energy and expertise of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the Lemelson-MIT program, MIT faculty and staff, and other community partners to create an entertaining and educational program for the public.
The event will kick-off Friday, October 28 at MIT Stata Center with a special evening event. The festival continues on Saturday, October 29 at the Lynch Family Skatepark with discussions and hands-on invention educational activities to spark the imagination of skaters and non-skaters of all ages.
Learn about invention and creativity in skateboarding with skaters, historians, inventors and scientists from the Smithsonian and MIT. Meet legendary skateboarders Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi and other pioneers of skateboarding history.
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