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April 1, 2017
Open Offsite Tour: The Wharf
Tour The Wharf's first construction phase before the October opening.
April 1, 2017 10:00 AM
April 4, 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.
April 4, 2017 10:30 AM
April 5, 2017
Ticketed Talk: Planning for Trees
Designers and engineers are transforming city streets to allow the growth of large trees. Maisie Hughes, Casey Trees, explains how good design, combined with plans and policies, protect existing trees and create spaces to sustain a healthy urban forest.
April 5, 2017 12:30 PM
April 8, 2017
Ticketed Urban Salon: A Secret Garden
Tour the Tregaron Estate's historic gardens, a remarkable collaboration by renowned landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and Charles Adams Platt, the leading architect of the American Country House movement.
April 8, 2017 1:00 PM
April 9, 2017
Open Family Afternoon: Design with Nature
Explore the ways nature and the environment can inspire design with hands-on activities for the whole family. Free, drop in.
April 9, 2017 11:00 AM
April 11, 2017
Ticketed Homeschool Day
The National Building Museum invites individual families to register for the Museum's Homeschool Day.
April 11, 2017 9:00 AM
April 13, 2017
Open Distance Learning: Architecture Week
Experience the educational programming of the National Building Museum remotely through our partnership with FieldTripZoom, a live-streaming platform that will bring our educators right into your classroom!
April 13, 2017 10:00 AM
Ticketed Film and Talk: A Legacy of Mies and King: Modernizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
In this documentary film, follow Francine Houben, creative director of Netherlands-based Mecanoo Architecten, as she investigates the past and present in order to design a world-class library.
April 13, 2017 6:30 PM
April 19, 2017
Ticketed Spotlight on Design: Into the Wild... the Art and Nature of Ellen Biddle Shipman
Preservation landscape architect Glenn Stach details Shipman's approach to nature and highlights current efforts to renew the Platt-Shipman landscape at Tregaron Estate in Washington, D.C.
April 19, 2017 6:30 PM
April 21, 2017
Ticketed Rescheduled: Impact Design Summit Day One
Noted practitioners share their experiences and answer the question "how do we practice impact design sustainably and responsibly in today's world?"
April 21, 2017 6:30 PM
April 22, 2017
Ticketed Rescheduled: Impact Design Summit Day Two
Dive deeper into the topic of impact design through a series of workshops and panel discussions. Learn how designers can effect economic, environmental, educational, social, and health impacts and how design can be the driver for positive systemic change.
April 22, 2017 9:00 AM
April 27, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Open Karen O'Leary/Studio KMO: Museum Shop Featured Designer Show
Join us in the Museum Shop as Karen demonstrates her craft and presents a selection of her hand-cut maps for sale in the Museum Shop.
April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Ticketed Urban Salon: A Secret Garden
Talk with Tregaron Conservancy executive director Lynn Parseghian and landscape committee chair Tamara Belt about the restoration of the naturalistic woodland gardens and built elements.
April 27, 2017 6:00 PM
April 28, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Open Karen O'Leary/Studio KMO: Museum Shop Featured Designer Show
Join us in the Museum Shop as Karen demonstrates her craft and presents a selection of her hand-cut maps for sale in the Museum Shop.
April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
April 29, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Open Karen O'Leary/Studio KMO: Museum Shop Featured Designer Show
Join us in the Museum Shop as Karen demonstrates her craft and presents a selection of her hand-cut maps for sale in the Museum Shop.
April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Open Karen O'Leary/Studio KMO: Museum Shop Featured Designer Show
Join us in the Museum Shop as Karen demonstrates her craft and presents a selection of her hand-cut maps for sale in the Museum Shop.
April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017

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