Museum Summer Admission

Following is admissions information for the run of Hive: July 4–September 4.

The Museum will return to its usual admission rates after that time.

• Tickets include admission to all current exhibitions and Hive

• Admission is first come, first served (no timed entry)

• Tickets are valid for one-time use on date selected. All tickets are non-refundable.

• Hours: MondaySaturday, 10 am5 pm; Sunday 11 am5 pm.

• Location: 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Get directions and parking information.

FREE: National Building Museum Members
$16: Adult
$13: Youth (3-17), Student with I.D., Senior (60+)
$5: Blue Star ages 3 and up with I.D. (limit 6 per family)
Free for ages 2 and under.

To purchase tickets in advance online, visit the calendar and choose the date of your visit. Members must log-in to access member tickets.


Building Zone

Because of limited space, entry to the Building Zone is available in person on a first-come, first-served basis, day of visit.

Blue Star Museums

We participate in Blue Star Museums, a program for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must show valid I.D. to redeem tickets.

Group Visits

Special rates for Hive and exhibitions are available for groups of ten or more. Learn more and request the group rate.