National Building Museum

The Mission of the National Building Museum is to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. 

 

AHFES AT CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

CITY BY DESIGN (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Building Museum
Students become city planners for the day as they design a model city. Thinking about the needs of a city’s residents, they generate ideas and create a plan for a community. Using colorful supplies, recycled materials, and their imaginations, students construct buildings for their city. Students can take home their buildings after the program.
Date: 5/1/2017, 5/12/2017, 5/17/2017
Time: 12:30 PM           
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography, Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: Architecture/Urban Studies, History/Geography, Diversity
Grades: 2-4

Chaperone Note: Requires 4 adults for every 30 students. For groups larger than 30 students, 8 adults are required.

View Education Standards  and Education Materials here. 

  for City by Design

 

DESIGNING FOR DISASTER (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Building Museum
In this hands-on investigation, students will learn how buildings can be built to withstand the force of an earthquake. They will experience the engineering design process by investigating existing structural engineering ideas, then working in groups, students will design, construct, and test model buildings using a shake table. After analyzing how their structures performed, students will consider how they could improve their designs.
Date: 5/9/2017, 5/25/2017
Time: 12:30 PM            
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location:  National Building Museum
401 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography, Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, History & Geography, Science,
Grades: 6-12

Chaperone Note: Requires 4 adults for every 30 students. For groups larger than 30 students, 8 adults are required.

View Education Standards here. 

  for Designing for Disaster

 

MY HOUSE, MY HOME (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Building Museum
In the Museum's House & Home exhibition, students have an opportunity to look photographs and models showing the variety of American homes. Students look at and touch materials used to construct homes. This exploration continues in one of the Museum's classrooms where students learn about the process of building a house through a hands-on demonstration with real tools. These young builders then create their own houses out of color craft materials.
Date: 5/4/2017, 5/16/2017, 5/24/2017
Time: 12:30 PM            
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography
Curriculum Connections: Architecture/Urban Studies, History/Geography, Diversity, Science
Grades: PreK-1

*Chaperone Note: Requires 4 adults for every 25 students For groups larger than 30 students, 8 adults are required*

View Education Standards here.

  for My House, My Home


Previous Events

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

CAPTURING THE ART IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Presented by: National Building Museum
This workshop introduces the principles of landscape architecture and explores how they are correspondent to the elements of visual art. Integrating artful think strategies, participants will document, through photography and drawing, the designed elements of a nearby park. Through the process of observing, documenting, and describing the design of an outdoor public space, participants will contemplate landscape architecture as an art form that incorporates an artistic process.
Date: 10/19/2016
Time: 4:30PM        
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Arts Learning-Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: Architecture/Urban Studies
Grades: 5-12

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