Whether she’s dreaming up an umbrella for your pet cat or a car wash for toys, a kidventor’s thirst for innovation needs to be quenched. There are plenty of places where it’s easy for creative juices to flow and we’ve rounded up 10 of the best. From building robots to experiments with wind tables, our favorite spots are fit for LEGO lovers and explorative thinkers alike. Flip through the gallery and let your imagination take it from there.

Columbus Center of Science and Industry – Columbus, Oh

Have you ever seen a disco-dancing robot? Or used a pulley chair to lift yourself off the ground? The Columbus Center of Science and Industry has larger than life exhibits that crank the biggest garget ever, your child's brain. Watch with wonder as your little one unlocks the secrets to everyday appliances by taking apart machines and computers. Or see what happens when your aspiring inventor has a chance to build their own model bridge. One thing is for sure, COSI will not disappoint.

Online: cosi.org

photo: David M. via Yelp

Where do you take your budding inventor? Share with us in a comment below.

—Meredith Mortensen