October 9, 2010 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Celebrate the past and envision the future at the 2010 Festival of the Building Arts at the National Building Museum. Work side by side with architects, builders, designers, artisans, and trades people as they demonstrate their skills. Some fun activities include:
Young builders are invited to visit the exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s and then design their own buildings from recycled craft materials to create a City of the Future on the floor of the Museum’s Great Hall.
Budding artists and designers can help create a mural or design a mobile to take home as part of Art for Public Spaces, inspired by items on display in Designing Tomorrow.FREE. $5 donation suggested. Most appropriate for ages 5–13. Drop-In. Individual registration is not required. Scout groups, please register.