National Building Museum

The Big Build

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Big Build 2013Be a builder for the day at The Big Build community day. Amateur builders young and old 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 designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies.

This year, visitors can:

SPLIT wood
DISCOVER the inner workings of elevators
CREATE a whimsical windchime for your home
EXPLORE home remodeling
how drones are used in the construction industry
EXPERIENCE new design technologies
VISIT Museum exhibitions like PLAY WORK BUILD and District of Culture

Free, drop in. No registration required. Recommended for ages 5-12; all ages welcome. 

The Big Build is generously supported by:

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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.