Build a Better Green Challenge

Get creative with building blocks and help us envision an expanded green space.

The Forge
8 and up
45 minutes
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Advance registration is required for all guests including members. You can add a Forge Workshop to your visit for free after you've added Science Museum admission to your online cart. You can also add a Forge Workshop to your visit in person at the Guest Services desk. Please note, Forge Workshops often fill up quickly. Reserving your space in advance of your visit is the best way to ensure you can participate. Click below to purchase your tickets to the Science Museum.

Are you a LEGO-building virtuoso, or are you passionate about expressing your creativity through imaginative construction? If so, we invite you to join us in The Forge and unleash your creativity to shape the future of our community's green space. The Science Museum of Virginia is unwavering in its commitment to expanding our green areas, and we eagerly seek your input to envision the possibilities. Imagine a lush park with winding walking paths or a vibrant garden bursting with blooming flowers - your possibilities are boundless with a box full of building blocks at your fingertips. Are you ready to embrace the challenge of designing a fresh, innovative green space? Come revel in the fun and let your creativity flourish.

This challenge will be held daily between 10 a.m.–Noon everyday in November except for the following dates: November 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27.

About Maker Challenges

Maker Challenges are included with Museum admission and are designed for learners of all ages. Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to build solutions to fun challenges! New and different challenges happen each month.

Stop by The Forge anytime during Maker Challenge hours! No registration is required and you can stay for 15 minutes or the full 2 hours!

Advance registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 participants at a time. All participants must be at least 8 years or older. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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