Event details

WNY Invention Convention & Awards: May 3rd, 2020

WNY Invention Convention and Goodwill Industries are happy to announce that young inventors can submit their inventions to the Original category or submit a re-purposed product for our Re-Invent challenge. Each school or program can submit 15 Inventions total. Click here for the category guidelines and other important information.

Click here for other important dates including when to register your school or program.

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211-1293
Directions and Parking

9:30 – 10:00Registration Check-in/Set-Up Group A Inventors
10:00 – 10:30Registration Check-in/Set-Up Group B Inventors
10:30 – 11:30Judging with Inventors
11:30 – 1:30Open viewing for Inventors, Families, and Guests.
Explore the Museum and eat at the Food Trucks!
1:30 – 2:30Awards Ceremony in Auditorium
2:30 – 3:30Photography


Host: Andy Parker, WKBW Ch. 7 Meteorologist and inventor of the Weather Machine
He will feature student inventions on WKBW during his weather segment at a later date.


  • All students will be recognized & awarded for their effort
  • Special awards given in a variety of categories
  • Three 1 Week STEM-related Campership awards


While at the Museum, families are invited to:

  • Check out the Museum’s exhibits and activities!
  • Eat at the Food Trucks!