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Hours & Admission

  • Open seven days a week
  • The Museum and Museum Shop are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
  • Building Zone hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am–4 pm, and Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
  • Firehook Café hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am–4:30 pm
  • The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and occasional special events


The National Building Museum is a private, non-profit institution. Your admission fee helps us deliver world-class exhibitions and programming. We welcome visitors to enjoy the Great Hall, Museum Shop, café, or a docent-led tour of our historic landmark building free of charge.

Free Museum members; children aged 2 and under
$10 General adults
$7 General youth (ages 3–17); students with ID; seniors (age 60 and over)


Museum members may purchase non-member tickets for additional guests that exceed their member ticket limits.  Please contact membership@nbm.org with any questions.

Tickets are also sold in person at the Admissions Desk Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday 11 am–5 pm. Note: Building Zone time selection is not available for online tickets, only in person.

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Group Visits

Group rates for exhibition admission are available for groups of ten or more. Learn more and request the group rate.

Learn how to bring a student group (school, summer camp, scout, or other youth group) to the Museum.