DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM IS CLOSED, AND ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMMING HAS BEEN CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF MAY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR REOPENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

A Warm Welcome to the Petite Princess Collection

Friday, August 9, 2019

By Nancy Bateman, Registrar “The fulfillment of every girl’s dream. Here, at last are beautifully detailed, hand crafted furniture and accessories to fill many hours of fanciful play. Collect it – play with it – make room arrangements to capture the fancy of any Petite Princess.” –...

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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 and Youth Group Visit Options during 2019-2020 School Year

Monday, July 22, 2019

During the 2019-2020 school year and summer of 2020, the National Building Museum will offer reduced school and youth group programming options while we redesign and rebuild programs for the future. Teachers and camp directors can still bring their students for self-guided group exhibition visits or use...

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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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