Family Design Day: Skyscraper Challenge Ages 10 -13
This month, Family Design Day is all about skyscrapers! Boston, home to the Hancock and Prudential towers, is taking steps to elevate the city’s skyline. But how tall can architects and engineers actually build? Learn more about the architecture, science, and art behind what keeps the world’s tallest buildings standing and then, using a kit of parts, design and build your own skyscraper.
This family program is designed for parents and children aged 10 to 13 years old (please see the morning session for children aged 5 – 10). A maximum ratio of one adult per three children is required. Tickets are $10 per person (both adults and children), $8 for Friends of BSA Space* and BSA members.
Family Design Day programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together. In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibit tours, walking tours, or slideshows and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and design educators lead the activities focused on the built environment of Boston and the world (or universe!).
Family Design Days are a program of the BSA Foundation.
BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase. The program begins promptly at 1:00 pm.
*Interested in becoming a Friend of BSA Space? Sign up now, it’s free!
Your registration includes acceptance of our photo release and consent policy.
Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.
Thank you to Acentech for sponsoring ASL interpretation which is available upon request.
Image: Millennium Tower in Boston, by user Jp16103, Creative Commons liscense, modified.