The Big Build
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
All ages are invited to The Big Build, a FREE hands-on festival exploring a wide variety of unique, interactive activities with roofers, plumbers, home remodelers, construction workers, carpenters, designers, and artisans.
The Big Build celebrates the world we design and build and fills the Museum’s Great Hall 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. Everyone will be using real tools and you can even climb inside construction equipment in the outdoor 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, VR experiences, and other immersive digital activities to engage older children and teens. Books read in the Storytime Room will inspire younger visitors as they hear about architects, carpenters and roofer, building a new home.
|2022 Big Build Exhibitors|
|Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)|
|Buro Happold and Consigli|
|DC Public Library|
|Dewberry Engineers Inc.|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)|
|HITT Contracting Inc.|
|Inner Arbor Trust, Inc.|
|International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)|
|Miller & Long|
|National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)|
|National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)|
|Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO)|
|Shapiro & Duncan|
|Walter P Moore|
|Zenith Community Arts Foundation|
The Big Build is generously supported by