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.




Explore The Evicted Notecards, Written By Visitors – Part 1

Monday, January 7, 2019

Explore The Evicted Note Cards, Written By Visitors – Part 1 Over the past few months the Evicted exhibition has been collecting note cards written by visitors who have stopped by to learn more about the eviction crisis across the United States. Since setting out...

Read More

National Building Museum Hosts Architecture & Design Film Festival in D.C.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nation’s Largest Film Festival Devoted to Architecture and Design returns to Museum in February 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will once again partner with the Architecture & Design Film Festival to produce the festival in Washington, D.C. (ADFF: D.C.), presented with the Revada Foundation....

Read More

The Big Build Returns this Saturday

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Free Hands-on Community Day for the Whole Family WHAT The Big Build, a free drop-in, hands-on community day WHO Architects, designers, builders, artisans, contractors, plumbers, electricians, iron workers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields demonstrating their expertise Joshua David Stein, author, Brick...

Read More