The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed until March 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open daily, Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm | Sun 11 am–5 pm

Grades 5-9 School Groups

School groups from grades 5-9 are invited to explore the Museum independently or through guided activities.

DISCOVERY CART: ARCHES AND TRUSSES

30-45 minutes, $35 fee, docent guided.
Discover how building forces, materials, and structures affect strength and longevity. Participants test different building materials and work together to build an arch.
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DISCOVERY CART: BRIDGING THE GAP

30-45 minutes, $35 fee, docent guided.
During this interactive demonstration, participants learn about basic forces that impact structures, the five different types of bridges and their advantages and disadvantages, and how bridges are applied in real world situations.
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EXHIBITION TOUR

45 minutes-1 hour, $35 fee and $5 per person fee for admission, guided.
Explore one of the Museum’s noteworthy exhibitions with a trained docent. Available exhibitions subject to change.
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HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR

45 minutes-1 hour, $35 fee, guided.
Learn the history of the National Building Museum’s historic home, the former Pension Building.
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SELF-GUIDED EXHIBITION VISIT

$5 per person fee, self-guided.
Group rates are available for groups of ten people or more by making a reservation. The group fee includes admission to the Museum’s exhibitions.
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