Build It! Architecture for Kids
Build It! Architecture for Kids will be on view at The Betts House April 13 - July 27, 2013. The exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture in Chicago, provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore architecture and construction.
The exhibit consists of nine modules presenting architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit uses activities on shapes, color, and symmetries to promote visual literacy while exploring math concepts. The exhibit also encourages children to discover the many properties of building materials and structures.
Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Children will be able to design a tree house, decorate a skyscraper, make tessellations, create a floor plan, and more. Through the manipulation of materials, children will be empowered to build, draw and create. In addition to the hands-on activities, interpretative panels explain the work of an architect and basic architectural concepts.
Build It! Architecture for Kids is supported, in part, by the Cincinnati Design Awards, the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, and Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency, Inc.
archKIDecture is an independent architecture education project that encourages children to explore and participate in the built environment. archKIDecture was established in 1996 to encourage visual literacy and explain math and science concepts through the medium of architecture. www.archKIDecture.org
About The Betts House
Built in 1804, Ohio's oldest brick house is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati. The Betts House is a museum of the built environment, offering exhibits and programs exploring architecture, historic preservation, building trades, construction...more
The Betts House
416 Clark Street
Local Number: (513) 651-0734
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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