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Family Tool Kits at the National Building Museum


by DullesMoms.com, October 2016


The National Building Museum has so much to offer — from hands-on exhibits to The Building Zone. This museum not often thought of like a family destination, but it really is — catering to the very young to ‘tweens and teens, too!

A great addition to your visit is a Family Tool Kit. This rental backpack, or toolkit, is filled with interactive activities designed to tie together the mission and passion of the museum. Each kit has a designated age and instructions on how to use the contents to keep little ones engaged and excited.

Tool Kits as of fall/winter 2016 include:

Tool Kit 1: House & Home
Recommended for children ages 7-10 and adult companion
Discover what makes a house a home! Record an interview about the home you grew up in, look through a view master, touch building materials, become an interior decorator, and draw a floor plan.

Tool Kit 2: Patterns: Here, There, & Everywhere!
For children ages 3-7 and adult companion
Learn about design by creating architectural patterns using stamps and rubbings, making musical patterns, looking for patterns in the Museum, and building patterns with mini bricks.

Tool Kit 3: Eye Spy: What Can You Find with Your Little Eye?
Recommended for children ages 7-10 and adult companion
Use binoculars and flashlights, eye spy games, drawing activities, and custom jigsaw puzzles to find details in the Museum’s historic home.

Tool Kit 4: Constructor Detector
Recommended for children ages 8-11 with an adult companion
Practice using measuring tapes, a measuring wheel, a level, magnetic compass, and a hammer and nails to figure out building challenges. Create an art piece to take home.

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.


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