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.




Snarkitecture returns to the National Building Museum

Thursday, March 22, 2018

New exhibition takes over the Great Hall for the fifth annual Summer Block Party series WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum announced today that Snarkitecture will design the 2018 Summer Block Party exhibition for the Museum’s Great Hall. The temporary structure, titled Fun House, will be...

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Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at the National Building Museum

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Families invited to Grow Community on March 31 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum presents Growing Community, a family afternoon to highlight the intersection of design, the natural environment, and community building. In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival®, the activities are set to take...

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25 Years Later: Women of Design

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month the National Building Museum looks back at the 1993 trunk show highlighting 33 architects and interior designers. Thirty-three steamer trunks stood on end within the Museum in 1993, each brought to life by an interior designer or architect — all from...

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