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National Building Museum Open New Year’s Day; LEGO Play Area Expanded


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LEGO® Play Area is Newly Expanded

Washington, D.C.: The National Building Museum is open on New Year’s Day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and so is the Museum Shop, known for its unparalleled selection of design books, housewares, educational games and toys, and more.

Admission to the Museum includes access to all exhibitions:

Unbuilt Washington

LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition

Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière

Investigating Where We Live: Capturing Colorful Communities

Building Zone (for children 2-6)

Cityscapes: Highlights from the Collection

Washington: Symbol & City

Visitors can explore the Museum’s newest exhibition. Unbuilt Washington presents some beautiful, some puzzling, and some simply bizarre proposals that would have dramatically changed the architecture of D.C. Exhibition tours will be offered at 10:45 am and 3:15 pm and are free with paid admission.

LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition is fun for the whole family as kids and parents can see 15 large-scale models of some of the world’s most famous buildings made entirely of LEGO® bricks and then build their own LEGO® creations in the newly expanded LEGO® Play Area.

Don’t miss the last chance to see Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière before it closes on January 2. The exhibition features Art Deco-era mosaics, murals, sketches, painted studies, and scale models.

Free Historic Building Tours will be offered at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm.

Admission to the Museum is $8 for adults, $5 for youth, students, and seniors, and free for Museum members.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org.

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