My favorite museum gift shop in all of Washington, DC is the bookstore and gift shop at the National Building Museum.
The shop features books on architecture, design and city planning, but you can also find a large selection of fun and funky stationary items, jewelry, accessories, kitchenware, and more. The selection of children’s toys is especially terrific!
When my daughter was an active toddler, the National Building Museum was one of my favorite places to visit on a rainy day. There are lots of stairs to climb, and long corridors to explore, and even an indoor fountain.
These days, there is an ongoing Play, Work, Build exhibit for kids aged 2 to 6 years old.
Half Price Tickets to the National Building Museum
You don’t have to pay admission to visit the museum gift shop, cafe, or the colossal Great Hall, but if you want to see the exhibits, you must buy a ticket.
Admission is normally $8 per adult, $5 for youth, students and seniors, or $3 per person if you only want to visit the kids’ Building Zone.