Do you have any budding builders in your family? Take them to explore world architecture, building materials, and LEGO® brick design through hands-on activities and tours of the National Building Museum in Washington DC.
Since it was created in 1980 through an act of Congress, the National Building Museum has transformed the public’s understanding of the impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction, planning, and design.
And think about the week-long summer camp at the museum:: Brick City: World Architecture Brick by Brick. Campers architecture from around the world and express their creativity through LEGO® bricks. Diving into the Brick City exhibit, discover the Colosseum in Rome, domes in Russia, arches in France, and houses in South Africa. Explore famous buildings in countries like Mexico, China, India, and England. Using thousands of LEGO® bricks, learn professional building techniques and participate in design challenges related to building in the countries you “visit.” Recreate well-known buildings with LEGO® and experiment with the LEGO® architecture studio kits. Then design your own building with influences from your favorite country.
Grade level: Rising 2nd and 3rd Graders
Price: $400 member, $500 non-member, $100 aftercare per week
Download the summer camp brochure here.