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celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017!

KidsBuild! will be held at BSA Space on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday April 8, 2018. Guided by volunteer design professionals, families will choose a construction site from a fictional city grid, design and build a building, and be awarded a certificate of occupancy from the city building inspectors. Geared for children age five–13, KidsBuild! lets children understand and formulate ideas about architecture and design as they build a city from the ground up.  

Doing an office cleanup? KidsBuild! needs your outdated samples

Paint chips, laminate samples, fabric swatches—we'll take it! KidsBuild! is now accepting donations for the 2018 two-day event. KidsBuild! is accepting donations now through early April. To donate materials, please fill out this form or contact KidsBuild! is a program of the BSA Foundation.

Share your love of design by volunteering for KidsBuild! Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the event to ensure our hundreds of young designers have an exceptional learning experience. You do not need to be a professional designer to volunteer but willingness to share your enthusiasm with the next generation is a requirement.

Volunteer shifts are available:

Please direct volunteering related questions to Polly Carpenter, at To view more BSA Foundation volunteer opportunities, visit

Learn more about sponsoring KidsBuild! 2018 here.

KidsBuild! is supported by:

Upcoming Events

Kids Build - girl building
April 7, 2018 (All day)
Kids Build - girl building
April 8, 2018 (All day)
Kids Build - materials
April 8, 2018 | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
April 15, 2018 | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Past Events

April 9, 2017 | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
April 9, 2017 (All day)
April 8, 2017 (All day)