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Family Design Day: Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

September 19, 2015 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $8, children and adults
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Family Design Day: Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

Architects are constantly challenged by new materials and techniques. So, how do they know what will or won’t work? Join us on a tour of the new exhibition Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building, and find out how architects experiment on a small scale to see how new materials and techniques can be applied to a full-scale building. Afterward, using alternative building supplies, you’ll create the 3-D design project of your wildest dreams!


This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children is required. BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through BSA Space’s public entrance, and go up the iconic green staircase. The program will begin promptly at 10:30 am.

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 exhibition 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. 

Upcoming Family Design Days:

Saturday, October 17—Canstruction with LEGO Bricks
Saturday, October 31—Fort Point Channel Bridge Tour
Saturday, November 14—Boston Bridges
​Saturday, December 12—Gingerbread Edition

Family Design Days are a program of the BSA Foundation.

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: Pulp Canopy; Photo credit: Mike Lawrie.