National Building Museum

Our mission is to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

For more information, visit their website.


During the National Building Museum's educational programs people investigate the built world in their lives and value their role in shaping it for the future.

Description of Education Initiatives: The education department values connection and inclusion, creativity and discovery, and intentionality and reflection in our programming. Through lectures, family festivals, school programs, teen workshops and more, we provide opportunities for participants to discover something new about the built environment, increase awareness of the choices that shape the built environment, and enhance their understanding of how they can make a difference. For more information, visit their education page.

Partnership with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative member since 1998.
The National Building Museum is a founding member of the DC Collaborative!

"The DC Collaborative helps us reach a broad and diverse youth audience."

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider 

The National Building Museum is an AHFES provider! Teachers may view their AHFES Catalogue here.

Story Bank Blog

The National Building Museum is featured in the DC Collaborative story bank! 

Fun Fact! Our historic home was completed in 1887 and was constructed out of 15,500,000 bricks.

Contact the education department: Caitlin Miller at

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.