Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at the National Building Museum

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Families invited to Design with Nature April 9

Original artwork by Vlad Zabavskiy.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum presents Design with Nature, a family afternoon to highlight the intersection of design, building, and the natural environment. In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival®, the activities are set to take place on April 9, 11 am–2 pm. Attendees of all ages will explore the ways the environment can inspire design and be intentionally integrated into and around built spaces.

Attendees will:

  • Fold origami flowers and join other families to design a large-scale paper garden to help bring spring into the Great Hall
  • Construct and decorate your own nature-inspired miniature bӯobu screens
  • Picnic inside the Museum and listen to a springtime story
  • Discover how landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) created artistic and ecologically sensitive compositions to enliven American cities, including Washington D.C. (exhibitions ticket required)

Programs are free, drop in, and appropriate for all ages. Adult supervision is required.

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 is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Follow us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalBuildingMuseum.