Dates: November 2 and November 23
For the serious builders ages 7+, let curiosity and creativity go wild during Special Build Saturdays! For an added fee, these programs will spark your imagination and inspire you to build creatively with everyday materials around you. Special Saturdays include:
November 2 – Rube Goldberg Machine: Mouse trap. That crazy contraption, where this falls into that thing, and itmakes the ball move, which knocks that thing over, you have seen the videos! Whatever you call it, come do it with us! Using found objects and special building materials, come build a Rube Goldberg machine at the VLM! Our educators will be on hand to help test your creations and videos demonstrating some of the world’s best Rube Goldbergs will be playing throughout the morning. This program will be presented beginning at 10 am. (Cost is $13 for members and $15 for non-members)
November 23 – Cardboard Overload: Ever wanted to make a giant fort? How about make a castle with secret doors and tall towers? How high can you build until it falls over? Come explore big building projects at the VLM! Guests will have unlimited access to all our building materials, including a huge (and we mean HUGE) collection of recyclable cardboard and hard plastics to bring your craziest construction designs to life. This program will be presented beginning at 10 am. (Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.)
Each Special Build Saturday program is recommended for ages 7+, and all children must be accompanied by an adult (at no extra charge).Purchase Tickets Now
We challenge you to build habitats for both animals and humans. There is no limit to where your imagination can take you as you build and imagine with nature!
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd,
Newport News, Virginia 23601