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


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.



Investigating Where We Live is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.




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; The Hattie M. Strong Foundation; Sandy Rynd Chaleski; and an anonymous donor. Geppetto Catering is the official meal provider for all education programs at the National Building Museum.

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




Design Apprenticeship Program is supported by the Butz Foundation.