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January 07, 2007|By [LORI SEARS]

`Invention Convention'

If your kids love to build things, fix things or figure out how things work, then they are sure to get a charge out of Hagley's Invention Convention in Wilmington, Del. This year's convention takes place at the Hagley Museum and Library on Saturday and Jan. 14 and 15, and features three days of fun and educational and interactive activities.

Young visitors can learn about the invention process by creating their own new gadget. Provided with all supplies, they can produce something unique that fills a need. Kids will be able to go on a science-related scavenger hunt, join an assembly line at a pretend factory and tinker with an array of interesting items. Also, Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus TV and book series will be on hand to pose for pictures.

The convention runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 14 and 15 at the museum, Buck Road East, Wilmington, Del. Admission is $5; $3.50 for ages 4 to 14; free for age 3 and younger. 302-658-2400 or

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