School Programs Descriptions
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|Min. Num. of
|Max Classes per
|My House, My Home
Students learn about the process of building a house through an exploration of the Museum's House & Home exhibition and by creating their own model home.
|PreK4–1||1.5||10:30 am–12 pm,
|City by Design
Students become city planners as they build their own city and begin to understand the challenges of creating a modern livable city.
|K–9||2||10 am–12 pm,
Students experience a day in the life of an architect as they create and learn about architectural drawings and models.
|2–9||2||10 am–12 pm,
|Designing for Disaster
Students become engineers as they design model buildings for an earthquake zone and then test them on shake tables.
|5–9||2||10 am–12 pm, 12:30–2:30 pm||Max 30||4||4*|
|Fuller’s Fantastic Geodesic Dome
Students investigate how engineering and math principles are combined in geodesic domes while working together to construct a 6.5’ x 13’ geodesic dome.
|5–9||2||10 am–12 pm,
| Min 15,
*During registration process 4 simultaneous programs may not appear as an option due to programs already being booked or other events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss scheduling options.
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School Programs at the National Building Museum are generously supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance; and an anonymous donor.