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Imagine your child being the next great architect, following in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, or Zaha Hadid. In Young Architects: Designing the Future this dream can begin! From the Children’s Museum of Cleveland, this exhibit is a fun-filled educational event that turns the Lisa Ann Watson Children’s Discovery Museum into a design environment that enhances problem solving, helps children develop motor skills, spatial, social and language skills, hand eye coordination, and a capacity for creative, divergent thinking. Children will learn about prolific national and local architects as inspiration, and use a huge array of block building media for a hands-on interactive learning experience. Young Architects is divided into three main areas - live, work and play - with each area highlighting a renowned architect accompanied by photographs of their iconic buildings. As children observe these various structures, they will be challenged to contemplate such questions as: Why does it look the way it does? What is it used for? What materials were used in its construction? Children will create their own masterpieces and learn about this important art form. Designed for children aged 2 to 8, they will:
Admission $5; JCC Members Free
Funded by The Children's Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.