Close Encounters: Build-A-Bike

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How can you bike through snow? On the sun? In the air? Discover how you can design with the environment in mind in the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio. Design a new bicycle for an imaginative setting and build a model bike with designer, educator, and bike enthusiast Dice Yamaguchi.

After you create your own bike model, head down Westwood Boulevard for more bike fun at the Fowler Museum for their Bike Day Family Festival from 1PM to 4PM. Bicycle stands are available at the Hammer Museum at the Lindbrook Drive entrance from 10:30AM to 1:30PM.

This program complements the Fowler Museum’s exhibition Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891.

Close Encounters

These lively drop-in programs encourage families to look closely at art, experiment, and create together. Developed with the whole family in mind, these encounters with art are designed for adults and kids ages 5 and up.


Location: Look for signs or ask a Gallery Ambassador.
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. 

Hammer Kids has also received funding from supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids' Art Museum Project  (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional support has been provided by Resnick Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, and the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation.