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.




Make Room, Credit Builders Alliance, Citi Community Development, and National Building Museum Collaborate to Assist D.C. Area Renters With “Home, Health & Finance”

Friday, September 7, 2018

A new housing stability loan for renters will be featured at the Community Day in Washington, DC on September 16 Washington, D.C.—Make Room, Inc., the national advocacy nonprofit raising awareness about the 25 million Americans struggling to pay rent, is collaborating with Citi Community Development...

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Teens Investigate the Legacy of 1968

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Award-winning Investigating Where We Live exhibition opens August 11 WHAT Exhibition opening for Investigating Where We Live WHO Lauren Wilson, education program manager, National Building Museum Teens in the Investigating Where We Live program WHEN Saturday, August 11, 1–3 pm Exhibition is open to the...

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Fun House Opens At The National Building Museum July 4

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WHAT Press preview for Fun House WHO Alex Mustonen, co-founder, Snarkitecture Maria Cristina Didero, curator, Fun House Daniel Arsham, co-founder, Snarkitecture Benjamin Porto, partner, Snarkitecture Chase Rynd, executive director, National Building Museum Cathy Frankel, vice president for exhibitions and collections, National Building Museum WHEN Tuesday,...

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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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