When you become a National Building Museum member, you help us fulfill our mission to inspire curiosity about the world we design and build. Members enjoy exclusive benefits like free year-round admission and discounts in our Museum Shop and Café. Already a member? Thank you for your support!

It’s easy to join or renew your membership. Just visit, call, or join online!

  • Visit: Purchase or renew your membership at the Visitor Center.
  • Call: 202-849-2480 from 10 am-5 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Click: Explore our membership levels below to join, renew, or give a gift membership.


Join or renew your National Building Museum membership today


•  Free admission to Museum exhibitions year-round

•  Savings on education programs

•  Invitations to exhibition previews and curator-led tours

•  Discounts at our award-winning Museum Shop and Café


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