Build It! Architecture for Kids will be on view at The Betts House April 12 – August 23 2014. 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. Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit promotes visual literacy with activities on shapes, color, and symmetries.
In addition, a unique, fun, educational program on construction and building trades will be offered for youth group throughout the month of June. Bond at the Betts, an annual summer program at The Betts House, offers youth from local recreation and summer programs, a hands-on introduction to the building trades. The program, now in its 17th year, has received national recognition with a 2008 Award of Merit from the American Architectural Foundation.
Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:30 PM-5:00 PM
Stop by on select Saturdays for family friendly activities, or tour our historic neighborhood every 4th Saturday!