Thousands of people attended Innovation Days Saturday at the JUMP building in downtown Boise.

Invent Idaho teamed up with JUMP to host the event celebrating students’ inventions and innovation.

Families were invited to play with the latest cutting-edge technology. The goal was to get kids interested in STEM.

"Hands on is how I like to learn,” one teen said. “I think for a lot of kids that is also the case. And so, for them to be able to come here and build stuff and like look at things and actually be able to touch it they can connect to science in a different way. “

Local man David Rush also broke Guinness World Record for longest duration balancing an object on the head. Rush chose the Innovation Days to break the record to show kids they can do anything if they work hard enough.

"That is what happens when you set your mind to a goal, pursue it with a passion and work hard,” Rush said. “Even if it seems impossible, like a Guinness World Record, if you want to be good at math or science you can."