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

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

  • Fall 2019 - Putnam Museum and Science Center, Davenport, IA

  • Spring 2020 - Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • Summer 2020 – Discovery Cube Los Angeles

  • Fall 2020 - Discovery Cube Santa Ana

  • Spring 2021 – Pending

  • Summer 2021 – Magic House, Kirkwood, MO

  • Fall 2021 - Children’s Museum of Atlanta

  • Spring 2022 - Available

  • Summer 2022 - Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Fall 2022 - Available