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.



Teen Programs at the Museum empower students to examine the people, processes, and materials that create buildings and places. Our programs enhance the built environment in the classroom, helping teens to develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, analysis, evaluation, and teamwork.



Teen programs at the National Building Museum are generously supported by: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; the Herbert M. Franklin Fund for Teen Programs; Sandy Rynd Chaleski; and an anonymous donor. Geppetto Catering is the official meal provider for all education programs at the National Building Museum.

Investigating Where We Live is supported by:




Additional support for Investigating Where We Live is provided by Humanities DC.

Design Apprentice Program is supported by the Butz Foundation.