National Building Museum
46 locals recommend ·
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The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.
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The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street NW in Washington, D.C., United States. It is a museum of "architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning". It was created by an act of Congress in 1980, and is a private non-profit institution; it is adjacent to the…
Escape from the AC into the atrium of the National Building Museum - a good number of free exhibits but the best do require an entry fee. Several activities for kids, but get there early on weekends to avoid waiting.
Absolutely gorgeous building - even if it's just to peak inside. They have a rotating exhibit typically.
A great family-friendly pick that has an exhibit that lets kids build with giant blue blocks. Plus the free courtyard is great for running around. They have major, immersive installations each summer.
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