Half Price Tickets to the National Building Museum

National Building Museum Great Hall
The Great Hall
National Building Museum

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.

National Building Museum
National Building Museum
The Pension Building

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.

TravelZoo is offering half priced tickets to visit the exhibitions at National Building Museum.
The bargain tickets are $8 for two adult tickets.  Tickets must be used before May 12, 2014, and are not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.
The National Building Museum is housed in what was once the Pension Building, built to service the needs of Civil War veterans.  The outside of the is adorned with a terra cotta frieze extending depicting a parade of military Civil War units.
This magnificent building and museum is easily overlooked, given all the free museums of the Smithsonian Institution.  It is located just a few blocks from the National Mall, and is well worth a visit if you are interested in architecture, design, or engineering.

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