The National Building Museum will close temporarily from December 2, 2019 to March 2020.

New Lactation Lounge for Lawn

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

By Zachary Levine, director of exhibitions and collections and Chelsea Thompson, Architect III, Perkins and Will The National Building Museum has partnered with the architecture and design firm Perkins and Will to create a lactation lounge for nursing parents and their families. Our goal is...

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Remembering César Pelli at the Museum

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We were saddened to hear of the death of César Pelli at 92. Pelli left an indelible mark on the Museum over the years. Here is a drawing he made of our building, which hangs in one of our meeting spaces and was featured in...

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Reduced School Visit Options during 2019-2020 School Year

Monday, July 22, 2019

During the 2019-2020 school year, the National Building Museum will offer reduced school programming options while we redesign and rebuild programs for the future. Teachers can still bring their students for self-guided group exhibition visits or use one of our teaching guides in the classroom....

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Space in our Collections

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969 commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle. In commemorating Apollo 11’s anniversary we looked into our Museum Collections to see where architecture intersects with the stars. Paper Models Collection, Gift of...

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Building Zone. Photo by Kevin Allen.

The Building Zone Closes September 29

Monday, July 1, 2019

On September 29, 2019, the Building Zone will be open to the public for one last time as we re-imagine and transform our spaces and places for our youngest visitors in the months and years ahead. Whether you visit every week or previously brought your...

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