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Everything is Awesome! Build It Week

Everything is Awesome! Build It Week

December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm

Live your LEGO dreams at the Museums. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Meet LEGO Batman, 11 am-2 pm
Crime-fighting vigilante. Super Hero. Master Builder. LEGO Batman is all of those and so much more. Snap a pic or get a high five from the Caped Crusader.

First LEGO League, 11 am-3 pm
Meet some of the local LEGO robotics teams and learn about what it’s like to compete! Watch them demo challenges on a special designed course using LEGO Mindstorm kits.

Artist Demonstration with Trish Cataldo, 12-4 pm
Watch a local artist build a runway-worthy dress from candy wrappers, sugar bags, cupcake liners, and more sugary surprises!

Ongoing Activities

Museum Bingo, 10 am-3:45 pm
Grab your card in the Welcome Center and check off boxes as you spend your day at the museums! Get four in a row to choose a book in the Art Discovery Center!

Eric Benton presents Clever Nonsense, 11 am-2 pm
Join Eric Benton for strolling magic in the Springfield Science Museum. Enjoy interactive sleight of hand and optical illusions using everyday objects like cards, coins, rubber bands, and LEGOs. See the magic up close and maybe even in your own hand!

SustainABLE Building, 11 am-3 pm
From creative reinvention and changing cities, to future building and ways to protect your neighborhood. Watch a demo from one of our museum educators and play some games to learn about sustainability for our future.

The Brick Lab, 11 am-3 pm
Grab a challenge card or come up with your own creative design as Science Workshop is transformed into our very own Brick Lab. Snap a photo of your creation and share it using the hashtag #atthemuseums.

Duplo Safari, 11 am-3 pm
Perfect for our youngest visitors, use chunkier bricks to create a zoo, a train, or a safari of African animals.

Brick Self-Portraits, 11 am-3 pm
Use LEGOs to create a portrait of yourself. Snap a selfie and share! Then color yourself as a LEGO figure to take home.

Creative Engineering, 11 am-3 pm
Visit the Discovery Lab to try all kinds of building toys that aren’t LEGOs. Try Lincoln Logs, Magna Tiles, Bristle Blocks, Tinker Toys, and more. What will you build?

Win a Star Wars Goody Bag, 11 am-3 pm
Caregivers–give us your feedback to enter a raffle. This week’s prize is a Star Wars goody bag including books toys, and of course, LEGOs!

BeanBoozled Challenge, 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Spin the wheel to compare tasty jelly bean flavors with the craziest ones from a popular candy company. Will you get a sweet treat or a nasty surprise? Line closes at 3 pm.

Art Discovery Center, 12-4 pm
Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs and put on a puppet show. Today’s Art Activity: Printmaking with LEGOs.


December 29, 2019
11:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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