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The Big Build Takes Place at the national Building Museum on Saturday, October 14

Parul Dubey on September 29, 2023 - in Events

– FREE, Hands-On, STEM-Focused Community DAY For All Ages includes Outdoor “Petting Zoo” with Construction Equipment-



Opportunity for media to preview the National Building Museum’s annual FREE, STEM-focused festival for all ages exploring a wide variety of unique, interactive activities with roofers, plumbers, home remodelers, construction workers, carpenters, designers, and artisans. Everyone will be using real tools and you can even climb inside construction equipment in the outdoor Petting Zoo!

Photo and B-roll opportunities of kids in hard hats working on construction projects as well as interviews with a representative from The National Building Museum. More details here.

Images can be found here.

Children and adults will learn side-by-side with roofers, plumbers, designers, artisans, and more in this FREE, hands-on festival celebrating the world we design and build. Kids of all ages will explore a wide variety of unique, interactive activities from professions including plumbing, home remodeling, construction, woodworking, and many more.   

From 10 am to 4 pm, the Museum’s Great Hall will be filled with dozens of booths with activities such as wiring a light, pouring concrete, and hammering nails. Everyone will have the opportunity to use real tools and even climb inside construction equipment like a crane at the outdoor Truck Petting Zoo! 

Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can earn their STEM Career Exploration badges by discovering the many trade career possibilities and speaking with professionals in STEM positions. The Tech Room will have augmented reality demonstrations, virtual reality experiences, and other immersive digital activities to engage older children and teens. Storytimes throughout the day will inspire younger visitors to explore the world and find their place within it.


Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM- 4 PM

*** Best window for media to come is between 10 AM – Noon PM ***


National Building Museum 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

*** NOTE: Please use loading dock ramp entrance- accessible via the parking lot on the east side of the building via 4th Street NW ***



Karen Baratz/[email protected]/240-497-1811



The National Building Museum inspires curiosity about the world we design and build. We believe that understanding the impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction, planning, and design is important for everyone. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events, we welcome visitors of all ages to experience stories about the built world and its power to shape our lives, our communities, and our futures. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448, [email protected], or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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