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National Building Museum

There is something for families to do everyday at the National Building Museum. The Building Zone is open daily, Family Tool Kits and the Amazing Arches activity are available most days, and visitors can participate in Discovery Carts on weekends.

On your next visit to the Museum, "check out" one of the Museum's new Family Tool Kits. Designed for families with children of many ages, each family or group will get their own tool kit loaded with lots of cool things to help explore the architecture of the Museum's historic home by seeing, moving, touching, and doing!

AMAZING ARCHES: Build a Life-Sized Arch in the Great Hall
Arches are an iconic architectural feature in the Museum's Great Hall and around the world. But have you ever wondered just how they work? Discover the arch's secrets for yourself by constructing a 7-foot-tall, soft-block arch in the Museum's Great Hall.
Fun for all ages!

This exhibition in the Building Learners Gallery is designed especially for our youngest visitors, ages two to six, and their adult companions. Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through engaging activities. Build with big, soft Legos™ and building blocks; curl up with an architecture picture book in the book nook; vroomm with 'dozers and other construction play trucks; pretend to be a craftsperson complete with hard hats, tool belts, and much more!



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