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The Museum provides high-resolution (300 dpi) images from exhibitions and programs upon request. Contact Emma Filar, marketing & communications associate, efilar@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3458, for access to these files or questions about use of images. 

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Building Zone

A hands-on introduction to the building arts designed especially for the Museum’s youngest visitors, ages two to six. The Building Zone hours are 10:00 am - 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday; and 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sundays.

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House & Home

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America.

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PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience.

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Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions

March 8, 2014 - May 25, 2015

Explore the extraordinary objects in the National Building Museum’s collection. These physical pieces of the world we design and build—from the tools that help create it to the toys that help explain it—inspire new perspectives on the built environment and how to improve it.
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Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw’s Legacy

July 26, 2013 - June 8, 2014

Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods.
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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

February 8, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Dan Kiley was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. This traveling photographic exhibition features vibrant photographs, which chronicle a selection of significant public and private commissions from Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects worldwide.
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