Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at the National Building Museum

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Families invited to Grow Community on March 31

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum presents Growing Community, a family afternoon to highlight the intersection of design, the natural environment, and community building. In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival®, the activities are set to take place on March 31, 2018, 11 am–2 pm. Attendees of all ages will explore the ways the environment can inspire design and help create a community atmosphere.

Attendees will:
• Design and build a large scale model of your own green space, inspired by a park in their neighborhood
• Attend ten minute talks about the importance of green space in cities
• Listen to a spring-inspired story time
Programs are free, drop in, and appropriate for all ages.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2017 Festival, March 20 – April 16, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information and find us on Facebook (CherryBlossomFestival), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and Instagram (@CherryBlossFest).

The National Building Museum inspires curiosity about the world we design and build. We believe that understanding the history and impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction, and design is important for all ages. Through exhibitions and educational programs, we show how the built world has power to shape our lives, communities, and futures. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.