National Building Museum

The Big Build

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Big Build 2013Be a builder for the day at the 25th Anniversary of the Big Build community day. Amateur buildersof all ages can discover what it's like to don a hard hat, pour cement, spackle a wall, and much more as you work side-by-side with architectects, designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet contractors, plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies.

Stay tuned for 2018's activities!

Last year, visitors:

SPLIT wood
DISCOVERED the inner workings of elevators
CREATED a whimsical windchime for your home
EXPLORED home remodeling
how drones are used in the construction industry
EXPERIENCED new design technologies
VISITED Museum exhibitions like PLAY WORK BUILD 

Free, drop in. No registration required. Recommended for ages 5-12; all ages welcome. 
Check out our information sheet

A special thank you to our 2017 sponsors: 

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The Big Build is also supported by Ironworkers/IMPACT; DC College Savings Plan; Design-Build Institute of America; Dynalectric Company; The Electrical Alliance; Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.; International Union of Elevator Constructors and the EIWPF; and Wagner Roofing.

Photo Credit: Emily Clack Photography

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.