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ArchForKids | architecture for children

ArchForKids provides young people with engaging, hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, design, engineering and urban planning.

Young designers investigate, explore, measure, estimate, design, draw, calculate and construct. They go on neighborhood scavenger hunts, design parks and playgrounds, build model skyscrapers and bridges, propose uses for vacant lots, and so much more. Along the way, they apply academic concepts to real world situations. They also gain a deeper understanding – and appreciation – of their own communities. Activities are led by respected educators with years of experience in schools, community centers and cultural organizations.

Whether you are a parent looking for a unique experience for a birthday, a museum or library staffer seeking fun educational activities, or an educator looking for project-based learning aligned with Common Core standards, ArchForKids has something for you!

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The ArchForKids Team: Karen Orloff, Kathryn Slocum and Janny Gedeon in front of the Manhattan Mural created during the ArchForKids residency at the Hudson River Museum