Dream it, Draw it, Build it

Our summer exhibit is here!

Join Pretend City all summer long for our new summer exhibit Dream it. Draw it. Build it! This new exhibit draws inspiration from big dreamers, drawers, and builders in the community and provides children a hands-on experience.

“An interactive hands-on experience is vital for children,” said Sandra Bolton, Executive Director of Pretend City Children’s Museum. “The Dream it, Draw it, Build it exhibit will encourage children to explore all aspects of architecture and design by visualizing a concept and making that concept a reality. We are very fortunate to have this exhibit design sponsored by Ware Malcomb.”

Dream it. Draw it. Build it. Exhibit Components:

  • Zone 1: Inspiration/ Process/ Methodology
    • Children can bring their dreams to life with a dress-up corner and inspiration wall!
  • Zone 2: Drawing/ Planning/ Thinking
    • Kids experiment with drafting tools and explore brainstorming processes during the initial stages of design.
  • Zone 3: Applying/ Building/ Materiality
    • Three free play activities are available for kids to collaborate and experiment and they can take their sketches they created in the previous zones and bring them to life!

Daily themes will carry out through the summer and provide unique and fun activities designated for each day. These daily themes will be excluded on select programming days.

Daily themes will include:

  • Dream it Mondays (12:00pm)- Learn about different dream jobs in your community through story time, community partner visits, play experiences, puppet shows, and art activities.
  • Draw it Tuesdays (1:00pm)- Work on strengthening fine motor skills through simple hands on activities like cutting, gluing, sorting, screwing, pinching, lacing, spooning, and weaving. These activities will help prepare your child for handwriting and drawing activities.
  • Build it Wednesdays (1:00pm)- Explore different building materials through fun challenges and play prompts.
  • Think Tank Thursdays (12:00pm)- STEMgineers will facilitate an educational experience for children to explore science, engineering, technology concepts through play-based activities.

Don’t miss out on this building experience! Dream it, Draw it, Build it will be here until September 4th.

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