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Hard Hat Area: Introduction to Construction

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

How do skyscrapers get built? How do we know what pieces go where? Kids will learn about the construction process in a reading of Susan L. Roth’s Hard Hat Area. This story follows a girl, Kristen, as she discovers the tools, planning, and teamwork needed to build TALL! After the read aloud, we'll put our

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Ever Upward: Skyscrapers in the 21st Century, a book panel discussion

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

This book talk will take place in-person at the Skyscraper Museum’s Lower Manhattan gallery. Space is limited, so priority RSVP is given to museum members and corporate members who can register by emailing programs@skyscaper.org. General registration opens on May 28. Want to become a member? Click here! Skyscrapers today are controversial—especially in New York—but globally they

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Returning to Our Roots — A Violin Concert! (Family Program)

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Violin duo Miolina presents “Returning to Our Roots,” a half-hour children’s concert inspired by the trees that make-up our homes and schools. Wood was one of humanity’s first building materials, and today it’s used even to build skyscrapers. Miolina will present compositions that explore the nature of wood! At the end of the concert, there

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TALL TIMBER Lecture: Susan Jones Mass Timber by Code and at Scale

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

The Skyscraper Museum continues its “Mass Timber Semester” lecture series, which brings together key voices in the mass timber movement to reflect on its short history, current condition, and promising future, with an in-person program at the museum’s Lower Manhattan gallery, where you can view our related exhibition, TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood. Space

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Next Stop, New York City! Subway by Christoph Neimann: Family Program

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

How do you get around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today, including trains, buses, ferries, and bikes. Through a read-aloud of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, kids will learn about one special form of New York City transit, the subway! Afterwards, we

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TALL TIMBER: Michael Green and the Evolution of Mass Timber

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States +1 more

The Skyscraper Museum continues its Mass Timber Semester lecture series, which brings together key voices in the mass timber movement to reflect on its short history, current condition, and promising future, with an in-person program at the museum's Lower Manhattan gallery, where you can view our related exhibition, TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood.

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Tall Timber Towers: Family Program

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Skyscrapers made of wood? Join us for a family program built on our new exhibition, TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood. Learn about how high-rise buildings have been using engineered wood called mass timber as a way to help save the planet! After a tour through our exhibit, kids will imagine their own timber

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Earth Day Curator’s Tour of Tall Timber

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

The Skyscraper Museum’s director, Carol Willis, will offer a special Earth Day themed gallery tour of Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood, which examines recent tall buildings in mass timber and proposals for its role in a more sustainable, low-carbon future for our cities and our planet. Curator’s tours are free, but you

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Global Architecture: Mosques

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Mosques are places of worship for Muslims around the world. Their interiors often feature beautiful domes and intricate patterned designs inspired by repeating geometric shapes. Join us to learn more about the features of Islamic architecture and designs that migrated from the mosque, even into skyscrapers! This year, in celebration of Black History Month, we’ll

Mid-Winter Mosaics

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

New York’s Art Deco skyscrapers have striking façades and fanciful spires, but their beauty is on the inside, too! Many Downtown buildings have mosaic masterpieces that display the opulence of the time they were built. Join us during mid-winter break to learn about the design and the history of one of New York’s most famous

Winter Wonderland Skyline Lanterns

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

The weather outside may be frightful, but the view from a skyscraper is so delightful. What is more cozy than doing a craft indoors this season? Come out and build a magical winter wonderland lantern featuring Supertall skyscrapers from around the world. In this fun activity, illuminated lanterns can be decorated with various cityscapes or

The ABCs of Architecture

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

A is for arch, B is for beam, C is for column… In this fun and educational program, kids of all ages will not only learn the alphabet, but also the fundamentals of architecture. With new connections between our alphabet and our built world, kids of all ages will learn how to identify notable structures

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