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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Big Build on Saturday, September 17

A festival attendee learns how to lay brick.
Photo by Museum staff.
We love the free family events at the National Building Museum! Usually they are totally packed, but they are so full of awesomeness that it is definitely worth it.

The Big Build: A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks and Building Arts sounds amazing!

It will take place THIS Saturday, September 17 from 10am until 4:30pm at the National Building Museum.

 Here are all the details:
  • Do it!
    Activities for visitors of all ages: drywall finishing, bricklaying, roof thatching, woodworking, surveying, nail driving, and more.
  • Kids build!
    Young architects and builders let their imaginations soar as they design and construct miniature houses of sticks.
  • Create!
    Budding artists and designers can try gilding and stone carving, or create their own mosaics to take home.
  • Learn!
    Talk with plumbers, roofers, architects, landscape designers, conservationists, and other experts in many fields to learn about both traditional and new building techniques and materials.
  • Play!
    Bob the Builder™ will be live and on stage at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.  The youngest builders and construction workers explore the tools of the trade as they sing and dance their way through building projects with Bob the Builder. 
  • Bring your cameras!
    Shake hands and take pictures with Bob the Builder at special meet and greet sessions at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm.
  • Much, much more!
FREE. $5 donation suggested. Most appropriate for ages 4–12. Drop-In. Individual registration is not required. Formerly called the Festival of the Building Arts.

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