National Building Museum

Telling the stories of the world we design and build.
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Our Museum Shop now has a MakerBot 3D printer! Come check it out and get your very own 3D printed #BIGMaze model!

Move over #BIGMaze, we’ve got a new installation in the Great Hall: #MuseumCats Corinthian scratching posts.
#BIGMaze aura @bjarkeingels @bjarkeingelsgroup
See that ledge he’s sitting on? That’s the fountain! The GAO was housed in this building in 1940 when this photo was taken. #tbt #throwbackthursday
The glossy #BIGMaze platform is complete! Walls go up next week. Get a sneak peek of the construction with our exclusive Maze Buildout Tours and learn about @bjarkeingels’s design:
What defines Washington, D.C.?  Help the teens in our photography and exhibition design program Investigating Where We Live kickstart their research. Snap a photo of what you think defines the District and tag us & @studio231 using #definesDC & #iwwl14. Find out more about their views at the exhibition opening on August 1.
Construction has begun on the #BIGMaze! The platform is being built this week. Builders have been challenged with leveling the 61’ x 61’ square on our historic (and not so level) floor.
Happy Memorial Day! Our building stands as a memorial to soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Amazing Arches. Available for free most days in the Great Hall.

Missed The Weather Channel’s visit to Designing for Disaster? Watch the spot above.

More here about hurricane proofing, here about safe rooms, and here about the wall of wind.

Tool de Force, the sculpture that used to be on our West Lawn, can now be seen at National Harbor.
How do you carry 15.5 million bricks in your pocket? Download our new mobile app! Link in profile. #NBMobile
#dcblossoms outside the Museum!

We’re ready to reveal our A-MAZE-ING NEWS! We’ll have a BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group designed maze in the Great Hall this summer! Learn more here:

Renderings courtesy BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.