Northwest Invention Center


Ed Sobey


Creativity is key

Innovation is the focal point for success in business and education today. We help people access and express their creative ideas, and help teams to be more effective at innovating solutions to problems. We also help educators teach more effectively with less effort by empowering creativity and innovation in the classroom.


We lead the fields of inventing to energize learning and kinetic ideation and innovation. We provide highly active workshops in innovation and inventive learning; traveling exhibits for museums in creativity and invention; and inventing curriculum and learning activities.


If you want to succeed in today’s creative era, give us a shout.

Exhibit on Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is a consequence of climate change and threatens to be the most dangerous impact. To help people understand what it is and how it impacts not only the ocean but themselves as well, we are creating a traveling exhibit. See the blog for more information.

Coral - a video Primer

Here is the first installment of a video series of coral reefs and ocean acidification. The animated videos are included in the museum exhibition we will circulate starting this year. Check out the science in less than 3 minutes at

A Natural Response

Patrick Behan and Matt Corliss have created a short video as a prelude to their environmental documentary series. They shot the underwater footage on our expedition to Belize last December. Check out this clip: