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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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Current Exhibitions

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Building Zone

ONGOING
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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PLAY WORK BUILD

ONGOING
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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House & Home

ONGOING
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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Designing for Disaster

May 11, 2014 - August 2, 2015

Design can reduce our risk and increase our resiliency to the most destructive forces of nature. From seismic retrofits and safe rooms to firebreaks and floodplain management, this exhibition explores how regional, community, and individual preparedness are the best antidotes to disaster.
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Investigating Where We Live: D.C. Now & Next

August 2, 2014 - June 7, 2015

Local teens used photography, art, and writing to create an exhibition about what they think defines Washington, D.C.
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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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The Architectural Image, 1920-1950

November 8, 2014 - May 3, 2015

Between 1920 and 1950, architecture changed more profoundly and more rapidly than during any similar timespan in history. This exhibition presents prints, original drawings, and paintings from this transformational period, all drawn from a single private collection in Washington, D.C.
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