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Sponsorship Opportunities

See why corporate sponsorship today is more compelling than ever before.


Arts attendees and patrons agree that corporate sponsorship of the arts makes them more receptive to that sponsor's messaging, according to a 2011 report. Sponsoring the National Building Museum’s exhibitions and education programs is an effective marketing and business development tool for reaching a target audience of professionals in the built environment, policy makers, students, families, and more.

The Museum’s exhibitions and design-based education programs provide students, families, and visitors the opportunity to better understand the built world around them and their role in its future. Our dynamic exhibitions encourage thoughtful consideration of timely themes such as the methods in which architects and urban planners can mitigate disasters with innovations in design and engineering as well as the interconnected meanings of "house" and "home" for American families. Our award-winning educational programs for students not only teach design, urban planning, and engineering, but they also challenge participants to learn creativity, teamwork, and confidence—all skills that business leaders seek in a 21st century workforce.

Current sponsorship opportunities include the highlights below. For more information about a specific opportunity, or a broader overview of the Museum’s corporate social responsibility program, please contact sponsorship@nbm.org or 202.272.2448.

Summer Block Party

Summer 2015

The National Building Museum's annual Summer Block Party has become a highlight of the year for Museum visitors. This summer, the Museum's Great Hall will be transformed by The BEACH--an interactive, beautiful, and immersive experience for visitors of all ages. The 10,000 square foot structure will be complete with a "shoreline" and an "ocean" filled with nearly 1 million white translucent balls. For more information on this year's Summer Block Party and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Breitkopf, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations, at sbreitkopf@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3551.

Big Build

Occurs annually in September

A popular, annual family festival, the Big Build fulfills a unique niche within the Washington, D.C. area, introducing boys and girls (ages 5 to 10) to the world of construction, while educating them about a key aspect of our everyday lives--the built environment. Held on a Saturday in September, the Big Build features interactive demonstrations of building techniques, equipment, and materials, as well as hands-on activities, for its 5,000-7,000 annual attendees. For sponsorship information regarding the Big Build, please contact Susan Breitkopf, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations, at sbreitkopf@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3551.

Discover Engineering Family Day

Occurs annually in February

The popular one-day festival attracts 10,000 and more than 40 exhibitors every Februrary. With great dedication, 55 Museum staff and volunteers dedicated a total of 199 hours to the festival in 2014. Throughout the day, children and adults let their curiosity roam, learning about STEM career opportunities from professional and student engineers at every booth. For sponsorship information regarding Discover Engineering Family Day, please contact Susan Breitkopf, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations, at sbreitkopf@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3551. 

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Students construct a model in the Design Apprenticeship Program.
Photo by National Building Museum staff

Teen Programs

Ongoing

The Museum’s award-winning teen programs are intense, focused opportunities for young people ages 11 to 18 to receive training on topics related to the building arts. By focusing on District neighborhoods, these programs give D.C. metropolitan area youth opportunities to address issues in urban design and planning relevant to their lives and communities. Programs range from intensive summer workshops to school year-long programs and focus on a variety of topics such as design, architecture, photography, urban planning, and community engagement. For more information about how you can impact our award-winning teen programs, please contact Susan Breitkopf, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations, at sbreitkopf@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3551.

Adult Programs

Ongoing

The Museum offers a wide variety of programs for adult learning. These programs help to fulfill the mission of the Museum in introducing and educating visitors about the built environment and the impact it has on their everyday life. With programs that offer continuing education credits, focus on the achievements of specific architects, and provide unique learning and social opportunities for professionals in the built environment, the Museum provides programs that appeal from architecture-enthusiasts to first time Museum visitors. For sponsorship information regarding the Museum's public programs, please contact Susan Breitkopf, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations, at sbreitkopf@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3551.

For more information on a specific opportunity, or a broader overview of the Museum’s corporate social responsibility program, please contact sponsorship@nbm.org or 202.272.2448.

 

The National Building Museum is a nonprofit organization certified 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum allowable extent of the law. The Museum's tax identification number is 52-1050999. To obtain a copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statement or other financial information, please call 202.272.2448.