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Do you know a budding architect? Let’s build! Join Hirshhorn Kids and our friends from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Arts and Boolean Girl for a hands-on exploration of design and building. We’ll celebrate student artists from DCPS, and feature activities to get everyone building and dreaming. 

Find us in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. In the event of inclement weather this event may be modified . 

What’s happening:

  • Large-scale map featuring artwork from DCPS student Build Day projects
  • Hands-on maker stations including sculpture design, LEGO building, and more! 
  • Circuitry workshops with Boolean Girl
  • Tot building zone and reading nook
  • Architecture touch table with architectural materials and models
  • Noon: Architecture tour. Meet at the large red sculpture, Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore)

Want to explore architecture before or after this event? Try these activities in the classroom or at home!   

Meet the Hirshhorn

Design to Build

Think Inside the Box 

Bundtshaft Cake-Off: Bake a Mini Hirshhorn 

Help us stay safe and healthy! Review Smithsonian health and safety guidelines before your visit

Wheelchair accessible entrance to the Sculpture Garden is on the National Mall side of the Garden. 

Stroller Parking is available.

Boolean girl logoThe DCPS Arts Logo, comprised of a navy blue and grey design


April 30, 2022
10:00 am–1:00 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Hirshhorn Education
Boolean Girl
National Building Museum