Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention!


Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! showcases Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg™’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations and humorous storytelling, celebrating his skills as both an artist and inventor. 

Inspired by Rube’s original illustrations and inventive storytelling, this exhibit contains a collection of new 3D, life-size machines and hands-on, interactive components that connect Rube’s iconic cartoon contraptions to the way things work in the physical world. These experiences provide insight into the legacy of Rube and how classic engineering principles can be re-imagined as entry points for deeper exploration of STEAM concepts for 21st century learning.


Rental Fee: $80,000, plus inbound shipping
Size: 2,500 - 3,000 sq. ft.
Content: STEAM

Now Accepting Bookings for 2020 and beyond




Now Accepting Bookings for 2019 and beyond

  • Summer 2019 – Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, MN

  • Fall 2019 - Available

  • Spring 2020 - Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • Summer 2020 – Pending

  • Fall 2020 - Pending

  • Spring 2021 – Pending

  • Summer 2021 – Magic House, Kirkwood, MO

  • Fall 2021 - Pending

  • Spring 2022 - Available

  • Summer 2022 - Pending

  • Fall 2022 - Available