The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Supertall Forms Inspired by Nature!
April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
Engage with a Skyscraper Museum educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Get ready for Earth Day by looking at buildings designs inspired by nature. The China Resources Tower in Shenzhen, China is nicknamed “Spring Bamboo,” because it looks like a new shoot emerging from the ground. After a tour of the SUPERTALL exhibition, young architects create their own skyscrapers designs using recycled materials.
Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available.
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