The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed until March 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm.

Summer Camp



Programs for Rising 4th and 5th Graders

Spend your summer at the National Building Museum! Explore the world we design and build through hands-on activities, projects, and field trips. Each summer camp session enrolls 16-18 campers, with two Museum Teachers per session. Summer Camp programs are one week long – sign up for one week or multiple!

For more information, please read our Summer Camp FAQs. or visit our camp page.

Brick x Brick – July 27–31

Experience the world of architecture through play. Using thousands of LEGO bricks, spend the week learning professional building techniques and participating in design challenges. End the week by creating your own Brickfilm, a stop motion animation using bricks. In small teams, write a story for your film, design and build your set, and record your final product, then host a viewing party!

World Architects – August 3–7

Are you an aspiring architect? Spend the week exploring the work of famous architects from around the world, and get inspired to create your own designs! Travel to South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa to explore historic and contemporary architecture. Utilize your new international design knowledge to design a building of your own that incorporates ideas from around the world.

Home Architects – August 10–14

What does your dream home look like? Learn architecture and building basics, use mood boards, hand drawing techniques, and modeling materials. Explore how contemporary architects use WELL Building Standards and other green practices to make buildings sustainable. Then, design, and build a model of your own dream home. Decide what exciting, inventive, or unusual elements to include!