The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.


Secret Cities Radiation Dosage Chart

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It goes without saying that building the atomic bomb in the “Secret Cities” of the Manhattan Project involved working with high levels of radioactivity. At that time, the risks of radiation exposure were not as understood as they are today. Even now, there are debates...

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Gala 2017

National Building Museum Announces 2018 Honor Awardees

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On May 31, Madison Marquette and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington honored at annual gala WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will present its Honor Award to Madison Marquette and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at its annual gala on May...

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Renderings courtesy Snarkitecture.

Snarkitecture presents Fun House at the National Building Museum

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Interactive exhibition features well-known Snarkitecture projects in all-new context WASHINGTON, D.C.—This summer, the National Building Museum presents a new, interactive exhibition designed by Snarkitecture. Titled Fun House, it is the latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic...

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Exhibition photo by Yassine El Mansouri

Home Maintenance Solutions

Monday, April 30, 2018

As a lead sponsor of Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, AARP Foundation provides tips for keeping homes safe as we age. According to a survey by AARP, about 90 percent of older adults want to continue living in their homes as they get...

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