Be a gingerbread architect! Visit the Learning Lab at the Chicago Architecture Biennial for this free drop-in activity. Plan and build your structure of choice—maybe a Chicago workers cottage, 2-flat apartment or modern skyscraper—and get creative with a green roof or native plant garden. Materials will be provided and activity is open to all ages. Registration encouraged.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial (open now through January 5, 2020) is the largest exhibition of architecture, art, and design in North America. Youth and family programs are held at the Chicago Cultural Center and community offsites every week.

Before or after the event, explore the exhibition and learn more about Biennial projects and topics — from housing to natural resources and the environment — with the Young People’s Guide, a free activity book available online and in the Learning Lab.