Hands on Design Workshops for Kids This Holiday Season

​Bring Your kids to the Center for Architecture and Design for the holidays! All throughout the holiday season we'll be introducing youngins to architecture and design through hands on workshops. See the full lineup below and get signed up:

Gingerbread Architect! (all ages) 
1:30pm – 3pm 
Have fun with gingerbread, royal icing, colorful sprinkles, sparkly decorations, and glittery sugars! Your gingerbread house will come alive with candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies, and more. Read more...

A Snowy Day | Read + Make (ages 5-8)
11am – 12pm 
Enjoy a reading of Ezra Jack Keats' classic winter tale, The Snowy Day. Then create a snowy collage of your very own home! Ticket includes entry for one child and one accompanying adult. Read more...


Not A Box | Read + Make (ages 5-8) 
11am – 12pm 
Design your own individual neighborhood of buildings, parks, and infrastructure in cardboard, then work together as one team to build an entire, functional city! Learn to think like a real urban planner. Read more...

Cardboard City | Design + Build (ages 9-12) 
1:30pm – 3pm 
Enjoy a reading of Antoinette Portis' award-winning book, Not A Box. Then turn an ordinary box into something extraordinary that will light up your room! Read more...


Beautiful Oops | Read + Make (ages 5-8)
11am – 12pm
Enjoy an interactive reading of Barney Saltzberg's fantastic book, Beautiful Oops! Then make a few "oops" of your own which we'll turn into something fantastical!  Read more...

Be A K’NEX Architect! | Design + Build (ages 9-12)
1:30pm – 3pm
Become an architect for the day! Learn to draw blueprints, design an amazing syscraper, build a model, and work together to assemble your towers into an exciting cityscape - all using Pennsylvania-designed and fabricated K'NEX building toys. Read more...


Look at That Building! | Read + Make (ages 5-8)
11am – 12pm 
Enjoy a reading of Scot Ritchie's eye-opening adventure, Look At That Building! Then craft a home for the star of the book, Max the dog! Ticket includes entry for one child and one accompanying adult. Read more...

Animal House | Design + Build (ages 9-12)
1:30pm – 3pm
The challenge? Design and construct (with an adult's help) a mini home for an animal of your choosing – but you have to make sure the home you design will keep your animal happy based on it's natural behaviors. Read more...

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