Section of the exhibit titled Fun for Everyone

Change Your Game / Cambia tu juego

On View 1 West Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation

Invention and technology can make the difference between victory and defeat as well as expand the field of who can participate in sports. Change Your Game is a family-friendly, interactive exhibition on the intersection of invention, sports, and technology developed by the museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The exhibit showcases dynamic stories and objects related to diverse inventors, athletes, and technologies that have changed how sports are played. 

Objects on display include:

  • A prototype of the Jogbra from the 1970s reflecting the fitness boom at a time when women had few athletic clothing options
  • A football helmet with Crash Cloud prototype to help protect the brain
  • A Hawk-Eye camera used during the pandemic by the U.S. Open to automate line calls 
  • Prostheses that made extreme sports possible for athletes with amputations.

Visitors are invited to identify themselves as inventive problem solvers who can become “game changers” in their daily lives. In addition to hands-on activities in the gallery’s four key sections, the adjacent Draper Spark!Lab will also feature themed activities.

Change Your Game Graphic Identity Logo

This exhibition is made possible by the U.S. National Science Foundation; United States Patent & Trademark Office; The Lemelson Foundation; NIKE, Inc.; Patrick J. McGovern Foundation; The Shō Foundation; ConocoPhillips; and The Hopper-Dean Family Fund.