Sunsational Structures

Monday, April 8, 2024, noon to 4 pm 

Explore solar-centric architectural marvels with the National Building Museum during the Eclipse Festival on the National Mall! The Museum will be joining the National Air and Space Museum and other Smithsonian representatives in sharing activities and information with visitors as we experience the eclipse together. Discover ancient structures and learn about their ingenious design and why they were built hundreds of years ago to align with the sun and solstices. As you experience the wonder of the eclipse, ponder how people interpreted similar phenomena centuries ago.