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.
The actual museum is eh but each summer they do something awesome like a giant maze, ball pit, or mini golf course in the middle of their main room.
Ball pit is wayyyy too expensive and long. Exhibits are nice but scattered
Beach is overcrowded
The great hall is incredible. They always have awesome exhibits on building and green energy and such. I highly recommend.
"The Beach" is the place to be!
For all ages - free admission if you want to just check out the gorgeous space/structure.
Probably the most underrated museum in DC. Those columns!
The best ball pool for al ages!!!
What a gem! Two great spaces for the kids and lots of interesting exhibits for the adults. Each summer they roll out something unique as well.
be prepared for a lot of vacant space
Take the tour so you can get the scoop on the history of this building. The exhibits are always fascinating, and the gift shop is a great place to get an unusual design-gift.
If you are looking for playmates come on weekend or weekdays before lunch
Not free $8, interior hall is though. Terrible use of space, so much potential.
Some exhibits close earlier than the museum- check in advance!
Kids paradise. And coffee.
The inside is absolutely gorgeous. There were only two exhibits open when we toured the museum so there wasn't much to see...
House&home exhibit for free from monday to friday!
They were building a maze which once completed will be really neat!
Less than a 10 minute walk from The Liaison, this museum allows you to channel your inner architect, highlighting design, engineering, construction, urban planning, and of course, architecture.
Great unknown museum. Also great for kids.
Hidden museum gem in DC. One of most beautiful museum buildings I've been to. There is a small fee, but well worth the admission. In fact, its better than some of the other free Smithsonian museums.
Make sure to check out the gift shop!
A few fun rooms for the little ones but that's about it.
I'm biased but the exhibit about Los Angeles is great
Don't use the fountain as a restroom after all you can drink special events, you'd think that wouldn't be a tip and would be common sense, but it isn't
Has the largest columns in the world.
Play the indoor architectural mini golf! Just remember, mini golf closes at 3pm on the weekends and 4pm weekdays.
The building zone for kids is well worth the $3!
Great place for a meeting. Culture and convenience.
You gotta get some marble columns!
You've gotta get yourself some marble columns!
I absolutely love the bldg!
An awesome first stop in DC--a great exhibit on DC's urban planning history will get you oriented well to the layout of the city.
It was awesome. Kids love this place and never want to leave!
The Building Zone is a great little play area for kids. It's billed as suitable for ages 2-6, but my one-year-old was able to enjoy it as well.
The museum offers insight into the history and future of the world we create for ourselves, with lots of things for kids and adults to do.
Fantastic views from up on the 2nd, 3rd floors.
Take the free tour!
Parking sucks..... ballz
Activities for kids!
The Unbuilt Washington exhibit is amazing.
The lego room is so much fun
The Building Zone play area is no longer free. It's $3 per person, including adults, for a 45 minute session.
If you have kids under 6 it's definitely worth becoming a Family Member
The Twentieth Annual SLDN National Dinner is here on March 3, 2012. http://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/events/45455652/
No strollers in exhibits rule is dumb
Great for family fun or school field trips!