August 2015


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Adult Programs

Ward Day: Ward 6

September 1, 2015

The Museum invites members of each D.C. Ward to visit the Museum and the BEACH with free admission during your Ward Day.


Collection Connection Tour: S.H. Kress & Company Collection

September 1, 2015

Can a retail store be a work of public art? The Museum’s Kress Collection presents a record of nearly a century of building activity for the Kress 5-10-25 cent stores, variety stores built in elaborate Gothic Revival and streamlined Art Deco styles.

BEACH Late Night

September 2, 2015

Time to swim a few more laps! The BEACH and other NBM exhibitions will remain open to the public from 5pm to 9pm.


Master Planning for Union Station’s Second Century

September 9, 2015

Union Station stakeholders address passenger capacity while integrating it with surrounding neighborhoods through the construction of Burnham Place, three-million-square-feet of mixed-use space, parks, and plazas to be developed over the rail yard.

The Big Build

September 19, 2015

Be a builder for the day at the free Big Build festival! Amateur builders young and old discover what it's like to build a brick wall, carve stone, and much more. NEW this year: Help build the World’s Tallest Toy out of Superstructs in the Great Hall!


Spotlight on Design: BIGSpotlight on Design

The Museum's premiere series features architects, designers, and landscape architects of distinction from around the world. Find upcoming programs and a video archive.


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