Fun Hands On Exhibit for Kids Now on Display: Build It! Architecture for Kids


The Betts House, Ohio’s oldest brick home, built in 1804, is proud to host a new exhibit, Build It! Architecture for Kids, which offers fun activities on construction concepts for children. Build It! will be on view from May 19, 2015 through August 22, 2015. The exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture of Chicago, consists of nine modules presenting architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit promotes visual literacy with activities on shapes, color, and symmetries and provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore architecture and construction.

In addition to the exhibit, The Betts House will also have special Saturday activities for children and families, including hands-on programs on roofing and other trades as well as story times and craft activities. On our Family Fun Saturdays, The Betts House will be open from 12:30 – 5 pm with a hands-on activity from 2 – 4 p.m.. Details on additional programs will be available on The Betts House website and Facebook page. All programs will be included with the cost of admission.


About archKIDecture
                   archKIDecture is an independent architecture education project that encourages children to explore and participate in the built environment. archKIDecture was established in 1996 to encourage visual literacy and explain math and science concepts through the medium of architecture. www.archKIDecture.org

Kroger Rewards: Support the Betts House when you shop at Krogers!

Earn money for the Betts House while you shop at Krogers! It is easy to do, no cost to you and a great help to the Betts House! Support the Betts House by connecting your Kroger Rewards card to the Betts House on the list of reward charity options. Every time you use your reward card, Krogers will donate a portion of your purchase to the Betts House.

  • Register your rewards card online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Click Sign In/Register, go to SIGN UP TODAY in New Customer box if you are not already an online customer.
  • Follow the instructions to set up your account and password, input you rewards card number.
  • Enter the Betts House NPO number : 18323 or see the list of nonprofits to find us on the list.
  • If your rewards number is listed with your phone number and you do not know the rewards card number, call 1-800-576-4377
Thank you!! We appreciate your help in supporting this special little gem of a place!

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