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The Hirshhorn's Sculpture Garden is transformed into an outdoor creative space and laboratory for building.

For kids (and adults!) of all ages

Do you know a budding architect? Let’s build! Join Hirshhorn Kids and our friends from the District of Columbia Public Schools- Arts,  Boolean GirlDistrict of Columbia Public Library, and children’s author Andrea Beaty 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 on the Hirshhorn Plaza and throughout the Museum.  In the event of inclement weather this event may be modified. 


  • Large Scale Map featuring artwork from DCPS student Build Day projects
  • Hands-on Maker Stations including sculpture design and more!
  • Storytime with Andrea Beaty featuring Iggy Peck, Architect and Aaron Slater, Illustrator in the Lerner Room at 10:15 am, 10:45 am, and 11:45 am
  • Circuitry workshops with Boolean Girl 
  • DC Public Library Storytimes and family resources
  • Tot Building Zone

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

Join us again next month! Maker Morning is the Hirshhorn’s free series held on a select Saturday of each month that invites kids of all ages to experience contemporary art through interactive hands-on making activities. Each month, we’ll introduce you to new activities and ideas, focused on this year’s theme of Be Transformed. Drop in and explore the Museum through engaging interactives, kids tours, and more. Activities take place throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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


April 29, 2023
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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