The Big Build

Sat Oct 14, 2023
10:00am to 4:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
National Building Museum

The Big Build is a hands-on festival exploring a variety of unique, interactive activities with roofers, plumbers, home remodelers, construction workers, carpenters, designers, and artisans. The Museum’s Great Hall will be filled with interactive booths including a nail driving contest and a structural engineering station with an earthquake simulation to discover how buildings can be built to be more stable. 

Visit the website to see all activities being held throughout the day.

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.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.