Exhibition Tickets

This page is where you may select the date of your visit to the National Building Museum and purchase tickets in advance if you wish to.

Please note: Effective July 30, 2021, all visitors aged 2 and older are required to wear a face covering while visiting the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.

Advance-purchase tickets are suggested, but not required. Same-day, walk-up tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center whenever you choose to visit us during operating hours.

Advance-purchase tickets are daily, Friday through Sunday, and split into two sessions: 11 am–1 pm and 1–4 pm. Tickets include access to all Museum exhibitions.

Tickets are not required to visit the Great Hall, the Museum Shop, or the Gun Violence Memorial Project.

Download a Visitor Guide now, or pick one up at the Information Desk when you arrive.

Scroll down to select your date.

  • After you purchase your tickets, watch for a confirmation email.
  • When you arrive at the Museum, proceed to the Visitor Center to pick up your wristband.
  • Museum Member, Student, and Senior ticket holders must present a valid Member Card or ID to redeem wristbands.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. They are valid only for the date specified.
  • Ticket sales end at midnight the night before each open date.