National Building Museum

The Building Toy: Playing with Structure, Form, and Content

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Architectural toys, like Erector Sets®, Lincoln Logs®, LEGO® bricks, and blocks, create a bridge between the physical world and imagined ones for both children and adults. Karen Hewitt, president and toy designer of Learning Materials Workshop, discusses the history of architectural toys and the significance of play in developing creativity and lifelong learning skills. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition.  The exhibition will be open, free-of-charge, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Museum's Shop will also be open, featuring an assortment of building blocks and toys.  1.5 LU (AIA)

Karen Hewitt

$12 Member | FREE Student | $20 Non-member
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

The Museum's award-winning Shop is open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Firehook Cafe is also open for one hour prior to the start of the program, offering sandwiches, soft drinks, tea and coffee and sweet treats. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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