Teen Programs at the Museum empower students to examine the people, processes, and materials that create buildings and places. Our programs enhance the built environment in the classroom, helping teens to develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, analysis, evaluation, and teamwork.
Updates About Teen Program Offerings Through Fall 2020 and Beyond
April 21, 2020
To make time for strategic planning regarding the Museum’s teen offerings, and now in response to mitigating the spread of the coronavirus, we are unable to offer Investigating Where We Live summer 2020, Teen Council 2020–2021, and the Design Apprenticeship Program spring and fall 2020.
#stayhome with the National Building Museum
We are keeping our Teen Programs Instagram account, @studio231, active with a weekly design challenge led by one of our educators. Tag us in anything you’re currently designing, making, or creating and we’ll feature it.
Additionally, here are some things you might enjoy experiencing on your own, with friends, or with a younger sibling:
- Hone your photography skills with a video series from architectural photographer Alan Karchmer.
- Explore design through an ongoing series of activities.
- View a timely online exhibition, Documenting Crossroads: The Coronavirus in Poor, Minority Communities, from photographer Camilo José Vergara.
- Follow the Museum on Instagram, @nationalbuildingmuseum, to see highlights from our collections and other interesting finds in our built environment.
- Invite a younger family member to join you in some neighborhood walk, as you are able, or indoor activities.
Teen programs at the National Building Museum are generously supported by: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; the Herbert M. Franklin Fund for Teen Programs; The Hattie M. Strong Foundation; Sandy Rynd Chaleski; and an anonymous donor.
Design Apprenticeship Program is supported by the Butz Foundation.