The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.

Block Party

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.

Parenting fact: when kids aren’t making stuff, they’re tearing it apart. At Block Party you can let them do both and learn a thing or two about the construction industry!

From columns to cantilevers, kids and parents can explore the world of architecture and the forces that keep our greatest structures standing… or topple them. The Coliseum, Stonehenge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Empire State Building all use the same principles to withstand destruction from tension, compression and torsion. Get up to your elbows in interlocking bricks and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece, then see how much force it takes to break it down.

Our Block Party interactive play area is designed to inspire the imaginations of all ages. The excitement is building…

 

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