Does your child love to build? The Center for Architecture Foundation offers architecture-themed birthday parties for children ages 6 - 12. Parties are an exclusive membership privilege of Patron level Members of the Center for Architecture Foundation. Parties last for two hours and include a hands-on building activity, plus time for lunch and/or birthday cake. All food to be provided by the host.
Streetscapes (ages 6+): Party guests explore how architects use shapes to design a building’s façade. Each guest then creates his/her own building façade using pre-cut shapes and collage materials. Facades stand up to create a Happy Birthday streetscape!
Skyscrapers (ages 6+): How do the supertall towers stand up? Kids will learn about the structure and design of skyscrapers, then create their own tall towers to take home.
Build your Dream House (ages 6+): The sky’s the limit as you and your friends craft your own unique dream house models from our wide selection of craft and building materials.
City Design (ages 8+): What kind of city would you like to live in? You and your guests decide on the types of buildings and other features to include in your city, then have fun designing and building models to create your own mini metropolis on our blank city map. Guests take their 3-D models home as a party favor.
Design Your Own Island (ages 6+): Four out of five of New York City’s boroughs are on very crowded islands. Yet islands bring to mind tranquility, respite and seclusion. Here’s your chance to be the designer of a resort island.
Architectural Lanterns (ages 6+): Kids will create their own illuminated building models that double as night lights using battery-operated candles. We'll light the lanterns all together to celebrate your child's birthday!
Have another topic in mind? Let our educators help you plan a custom birthday party that suits your child’s interests.
Program Cost: $750 (includes $150 Patron Level Membership to the Center for Architecture Foundation)