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Image: KidsBuild! 2016. Photo credit: Mike Lawrie

Stroll along the Greenway to Boston’s only architecture and design gallery for some creative play time with upcoming Family Design Days!

Today, children are exposed to fewer opportunities for creativity than ever before. As one-size-fits-all curricula with little to no art programs become the new norm, many kids simply aren’t given the chance to use their imaginations on a daily basis. That’s why several area businesses and organizations are taking it upon themselves to create an outlet for kids to explore their creative side outside of school.

The BSA Foundation (Foundation) educates children about the possibilities of design through a variety of programs geared toward building a better Boston. Through events like architecture workshops for teens and LEGO® days for kids, the Foundation works to support activities that illuminate the ways design improves the quality of our lives.

The BSA Foundation: Inspiring vision from the BSA on Vimeo.

This spring, the BSA Foundation is hosting Family Design Days to encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together.

In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibition tours, walking tours, or slide shows, and then complete a hands-on design activity. Family Design Days take place one Saturday per month at BSA Space, Boston’s only center for architecture and design, and are designed for children ages five to 13.

Allowing children a way to tap into their creativity can not only help their mental development, but also spark an interest in design that could help the future of the next generation and the development of the city. By bringing families and communities together, everyone can help build a better Boston.

Don’t miss other workshops and family opportunities with the BSA Foundation by checking out their events calendar regularly: architects.org/bsaspace/events.

To hear more stories about how the BSA Foundation transforms people’s lives, come to a Meet the BSA Foundation event. Meet the BSA Foundation events are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Register and learn more at architects.org/foundation/about.

The BSA Foundation from the BSA on Vimeo.