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National Building Museum Reopening

Date(s) - Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Building Museum


National Building Museum Reopening

The National Building Museum will reopen to the public following the completion of a three-month renovations to the historic Great Hall.

The Museum is also debuting a new Visitor’s Center on the G Street side of the Great Hall, where visitors will purchase tickets to see exhibitions

Opened to much fanfare and beloved by our visitors since 2012, the museum took advantage of the closure to refresh our inter-generational exhibition PLAY WORK BUILD. In addition to a deep cleaning and a fresh coat of paint, the play table for “small play” has been updated to a light table, new sets of the Big Blue Blocks have replaced some of the overly-loved blocks, and toys from the Museum’s collection that have been on view for many years, have been replaced by some new never before seen sets of toys.

This spring early learners at the National Building Museum can enjoy new and redesigned programs. Starting March 17, 2020, story time will be offered in the morning on alternating Tuesdays. Children and their caregivers will be encouraged to explore their built environment through reading, movement, and music. Families can also look forward to using hammers, drills, screwdrivers, and more during Tiny Tinkerers workshops in June.

With the opening of The Wall/El Muro in May, caregivers can talk with their child about border walls and their impact on individuals. The exhibition will feature a reading area with pictures books to make these subjects more accessible and understandable for children. In June an accompanying workshop will further encourage conversation between children and their adults.

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