Once Upon a Try

A journey of invention and discovery
with CERN, NASA, and more than 100 museums around the world

In collaboration with

Smithsonian's National Air and Space MuseumNASACERNScience MuseumNational Council of Science MuseumsDeutsches MuseumAcadémie des sciencesSichuan Museum
and 119 more collections
Did you know... Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair and sat on the first one while writing the Declaration of Independence
Did you know... In the 1950s, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying to make 3D plastic wallpaper. It was a complete failure. Today, we know it as Bubble Wrap.
Did you know... Marie Curie's notebooks emit such dangerous levels of radioactivity that they still have to be kept in lead-lined boxes today.
Did you know... Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr helped to invent Wifi.
Did you know... Volvo invented the three point seat belt and then gave free license to all other car manufacturers to use it

Are you a teacher or parent?

Downloadable lesson plans that can be used by teachers in class or by students to work through at their own pace