The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed and will reopen on March 13, 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm.


The National Building Museum encourages families to discover architecture, design, and engineering in fun and interactive ways.

Check the calendar for upcoming events. You can also visit the Information Desk at the Museum to learn about activities happening on the day you visit.



Family programs are generously supported by: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official meal provider for all education programs at the National Building Museum.