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October 1, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 1, 2017 11:00 AM
October 2, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 2, 2017 11:00 AM
October 3, 2017
Open Little Builders Storytime
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an interactive read-aloud in the Building Zone's book nook.
October 3, 2017 10:30 AM
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 3, 2017 11:00 AM
Ticketed Talk and Book Signing: Rising Tides
Hear the urgent wake up call to the growing crisis of climate refugees from authors John Wennersten and Denise Robbins. A book signing will follow the talk.
October 3, 2017 12:30 PM
October 4, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 4, 2017 11:00 AM
October 5, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 5, 2017 11:00 AM
October 6, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 6, 2017 11:00 AM
October 7, 2017
Open SOLD OUT Tour: St. Elizabeths
Tour the historic grounds of St. Elizabeths, home of the federal institution founded before the Civil War as the Government Hospital for the Insane.
October 7, 2017 10:00 AM
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 7, 2017 11:00 AM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/7/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 7, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/7/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 7, 2017 8:30 PM
October 8, 2017
Open Today's Tours
Take a tour at the National Building Museum.
October 8, 2017 11:00 AM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/8/17 1
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 8, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/8/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 8, 2017 8:30 PM
October 9, 2017
Open Film Series: Architecture of an Asylum with Intro
In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the psychiatric hospital setting is not a therapeutic site designed for healing but a bleak trap, symbolic of American society at large. Introduction by curator Sarah A. Leavitt, Ph.D.
October 9, 2017 7:00 PM
Open Film Series: Architecture of an Asylum
In Shock Corridor, the psychiatric hospital setting is not a therapeutic site designed for healing but a bleak trap, symbolic of American society at large.
October 9, 2017 9:45 PM
October 10, 2017
Open Film Series: Architecture of an Asylum with Intro
In Shock Corridor, the psychiatric hospital setting is not a therapeutic site designed for healing but a bleak trap, symbolic of American society at large. The film is introduced by assistant curator Deborah Sorensen.
October 10, 2017 7:00 PM
October 11, 2017
Open Film Series: Architecture of an Asylum
In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the psychiatric hospital setting is not a therapeutic site designed for healing but a bleak trap, symbolic of American society at large.
October 11, 2017 7:00 PM
Open Film Series: Architecture of an Asylum
In Shock Corridor, the psychiatric hospital setting is not a therapeutic site designed for healing but a bleak trap, symbolic of American society at large.
October 11, 2017 9:45 PM
October 12, 2017
Ticketed Urban Salon: Rooftop Farming
Discover a working farm high above the city on the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) campus.
October 12, 2017 5:30 PM
October 13, 2017
Ticketed The Building Zone is closed for maintenance.
Building Zone closure.
October 13, 2017 10:00 AM
October 14, 2017
Open Offsite Tour: Tysons's Tallest Corporate Headquarters
Tour the newest and tallest addition to Washington's regional skyline.
October 14, 2017 10:00 AM
Open The Big Build
Be a builder for the day at The Big Build festival. Amateur builders young and old can discover what it's like don a hard hat, pour cement, Spackle a wall, and much more. Free. All ages.
October 14, 2017 10:00 AM
October 16, 2017
Ticketed Vincent Scully Prize - Conversation With a Reflective Practitioner: Laurie Olin, FASLA
Honor landscape architect Laurie Olin, FASLA, as he receives the Museum's Vincent Scully Prize.
October 16, 2017 6:30 PM
October 17, 2017
Open Story Time with DC Public Library
Explore books and the built world in everyday life with D.C. Public Librarians.
October 17, 2017 10:30 AM
Ticketed Talk and Book Signing: Placemakers
Consider how today's real estate developers, ancient political leaders and international rulers, and some unexpected others, all shape and define "place."
October 17, 2017 6:30 PM
October 18, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 18, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Is D.C. Ready for a 500-Year Storm Event?
Museum Auditorium
How will D.C. handle storm events happening more frequently? What infrastructure is currently in place or being planned to mitigate flooding from these storms?
October 18, 2017 6:30 PM
October 19, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 19, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Urban Salon: Rooftop Farming
Discover a working farm high above the city on the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) campus.
October 19, 2017 5:30 PM
October 20, 2017
Ticketed Homeschool Day
The National Building Museum invites individual families to register for the Museum's Homeschool Day.
October 20, 2017 9:00 AM
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 20, 2017 11:30 AM
October 21, 2017
Open Sold Out: C&O Canal National Historic Park
Explore the planning process while touring the mile-long section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown.
October 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 21, 2017 11:30 AM
October 22, 2017
Ticketed Asana & Architecture: Yoga in the Great Hall
Join me for a mellow, all-levels yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall.
October 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 22, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/22/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/22/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 22, 2017 8:30 PM
October 23, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.

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October 23, 2017 11:30 AM
October 24, 2017
Open Story Time with DC Public Library

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Explore
books and the built world in everyday life with DC Public Librarians.
Story
times for children age 5 and younger are packed full of reading,
songs,
and activities designed to promote language and literacy skills -
a great...
October 24, 2017 10:30 AM
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.





*Please note: The...
October 24, 2017 11:30 AM
October 25, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
12:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 25, 2017 12:30 AM
October 26, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.





*Pleas...
October 26, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Talk: The Many Phantoms of Kirkbride Hospitals
Robert Kirkbride, relative of Thomas Kirkbride, considers the new life mental health facilities from the 19th century can play today.
October 26, 2017 6:30 PM
October 27, 2017
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 pm | 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.



October 27, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Impact Design Summit: Autodesk Design Night DC
The two-day Impact Design Summit will explore how designers can affect society by creating economic, environmental, educational, social health impacts, and how design can be the driver for positive systemic change.
October 27, 2017 6:00 PM
October 28, 2017
Ticketed Symposium: Impact Design Summit: The Practice of Impact Design
The Impact Design Summit will explore how designers can affect society by creating economic, environmental, educational, social health impacts, and how design can be the driver for positive systemic change.
October 28, 2017 8:00 AM
Open Today's Tours

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction,
and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.







October 28, 2017 11:30 AM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/28/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/28/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 28, 2017 8:30 PM
October 29, 2017
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/29/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 29, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/29/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 29, 2017 8:30 PM
October 31, 2017
Open Story Time with DC Public Library

DCPL-Story-Time.png

Explore
books and the built world in everyday life with DC Public Librarians.
Story
times for children age 5 and younger are packed full of reading,
songs,
and activities designed to promote language and literacy skills -
a great...
October 31, 2017 10:30 AM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/31/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 31, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticketed Sold Out: Ghost Tour: Escape the Museum 10/31/17
National Building Museum
Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room.

October 31, 2017 8:30 PM

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