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308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Wednesday - Sunday
2 time slots,
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Junk Fest

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:15am to 4:00pm
All Ages
museum wide indoors and outdoors

junk artImagine and create something wonderful at Junk Fest. For everyone who loves to tinker with tools and make things out of found or recycled materials this day is for you! Outside on the boardwalk, the National Grid Tinker Tent offers activities run by artists, makers and kids that challenge families to create imaginative sculptures, build boats, play with robots, and even learn how to fix broken bicycles! Inside the Museum, visit our Pop-Up Recycle Shop, go to our Museum Junk-Away or join in a junk art workshop. With so many exciting choices, Junk Festival is sure to have something for everyone! We'll provide the materials and provide the creativity!

Activities Include:

Create a Collaborative Junk Sculpture: Recycled Rodeo with the Revolving Museum.

Visit the Pop-Up Recycle Shop and participate in recycled art workshops with our friends from Extras for Creative Re-Use.

Browse the Museum Junk-Away for unique materials and supplies for the classroom, for the collector, and for the artist. We’ve run out of space for old exhibit and program props but we’re hoping to see them reused or repurposed in new ways. A variety of things from old toys and games, household items, and random bits and pieces are all up for grabs. How will you put them to use? Donations suggested.

box cityBuild a Box City from the ground up with the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Space! Consider the spaces and places of the Fort Point neighborhood and work together to design and build buildings and structures from recycled materials.

Make some order out of a pile of funky junk and create a still life artwork in the Sorting Things Out workshop with Artist Robert Rovenolt.

bottle caps

Play and build with visiting artist Dirk Adams' enormous bottle cap collection.

Build a boat out of recycled materials and test it in our model stream.

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available