8th Annual Capital Region CANstruction: Bon Voyage!

March 28, 2018 to April 11, 2018
4th Floor Terrace

Join us on the 4th floor of the New York State Museum for this popular annual event, where 12 remarkable teams competitively create giant structures using canned food items. This year’s theme—“Bon Voyage!”—challenges participants to design structures inspired by travel and transportation modes.   

We welcome you to come and vote for your favorite structure by contributing canned goods at the bins stationed next to your favorite structures. The structure that collects the most items at the end of the competition will win the coveted People’s Choice Award.

CANstruction helps feed those in need throughout the Capital Region by inviting the design and construction industry to give back to the communities they help build. Every item you bring and those used in the competition will be donated to The Food Pantries for The Capital District. Together, we are one community and one team. Visit to learn more!

Please note that the NYS Museum is closed on Mondays.


This event is presented by: 
Price Chopper
EYP Architecture and Engineering
Ryan Biggs/Clark Davis 

AIA Eastern New York 

The Hunger Heroes Program is supported by 
Key Bank 

Help us raise awareness for the CANstruction exhibit by snapping a photo and sharing it along with the hashtags #thecansareback and #capregcanstruction.