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.




Book Of The Month 2012 Photo Credit Kevin Allen (6)

Build a Better World with DC Public Library this Summer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We’ve teamed up with the DC Public Library to offer reading lists and programming that connect to their summer reading theme of Build a Better World. Reading Lists Inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, each book selected complements the stories we tell about architecture,...

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Michael Green Architecture's T3

National Building Museum welcomes Michael Green for Spotlight on Design

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Renowned advocate for timber construction featured in Museum’s exhibition Timber City WHAT Vancouver-based designer Michael Green presents innovations in cross laminated timber construction, including his firm’s seven story T3 building, which is featured in the exhibition Timber City. Principal of Michael Green Architecture and a...

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FLW by Scott Clowney

Frank Lloyd Wright Fun Facts

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

To celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday and the opening of our interactive installation, Wright on the Walls, National Building Museum curators provided their favorite fun facts about one of the most esteemed architects in history. • Oscar-winning actress Anne Baxter, who played Eve Harrington...

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Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright, by Vladimir Zabavskiy.

Visitors Wright on the Walls in Frank Lloyd Wright Celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2017

National Building Museum Celebrates Wright’s 150th Birthday with Life-sized Coloring Book Gallery and Day of Learning WASHINGTON, D.C.—This June, the National Building Museum celebrates the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright on June 10 by opening a hands-on coloring space titled Wright on the Walls...

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