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About the Building Zone
The Building Zone was a hands-on introduction to the building arts designed especially for some of the Museum’s youngest visitors, ages 2-6. In this exploratory gallery, children could build a tower or LEGO wall, curl up with an architecture picture book, and play pretend with construction play trucks.
Just as a building’s foundation lays the groundwork for a structure, child-initiated play lays a foundation for learning. Through imaginative play, children learn to interact with others, recognize and solve problems, and gain confidence. Play helps children make sense of their physical and social worlds and their place within them.
The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone.