An overview of the By-You Bridge and play area

By-You Building

Use real construction tools and equipment like a saw, drill, or working crane.

Peer behind the walls of a building to see how things work. Erect a bridge over our stretch of the mighty Mississippi or explore the fascinating power of wind — with our very own wind tunnel!

What Children Can Learn and Do:

  • Build eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills using real tools and operating a working crane.
  • Work with others to construct with oversized, lightweight foam blocks to build bridges, forts, an oversized marble run, or a soft catenary arch.
  • Experiment with aerodynamic properties of different materials in our wind tunnel.
  • Travel across our kid-sized Mississippi River Bridge and help “build” the bridge itself.
  • Build fanciful constructions by adding lengths and curves of real piping.