National Building Museum

The Big Build

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Build, discover, play, make, climb, and design alongside architects, hobbyists, artisans, and craftspeople. Explore the construction vehicle “petting zoo.” Experience cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality in the Tech Lab – new this year!

BUILD a brick wall
the inner workings of elevators
ILLUMINATE lights and learn about electricity
EXPLORE home remodeling
JOIN story and activity time with author Joshua David Stein, featuring his book Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture.
VISIT all Museum exhibitions for free

Museum members are invited to connect with each other and participate in special activities in the Members’ Lounge.   

Free, drop in. No registration required. All ages welcome. 

The Big Build is supported by:

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The Big Build is also supported by Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative TrustInternational Union of Elevator Constructors, and Wagner Roofing

Photo by Kevin Allen. 

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