Building Stories

Sun Jan 21, 2024 - Fri Jan 17, 2025
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Repeating every week — Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through January 17, 2025.
10:00am to 4:00pm ET
Age: All Ages
Price: Adult $10, Senior (60+) $7; Child (3-17) $7, (under 3) Free
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Building Stories brings visitors into an immersive exploration of the world of architecture, engineering, construction, and design found in the pages of children’s books. Geared toward an intergenerational audience, with special attention paid to children in grades K-3 and their parents and caregivers.

Curated by the nation’s leading expert on children’s literature, Leonard Marcus, Building Stories will be the first national exhibition to call attention to the built environment’s role as an important, and often overlooked, character in children’s literature. 

The exhibition will encourage visitors to interact with familiar classics and new favorites through hands-on activities, media installations, sketching, reading, and building stories of their own. 

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