- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
As to be expected, the building is a site worth seeing.
- This palatial building contradicts its slightly dull and dusty name. Designed after Italian Renaissance palaces, the brick and terracotta building contains a massive 15-story interior with eight Corinthian columns that are 75 feet high. The space has been the site of inaugural balls and a popular Christmas television special. Several tiers of arcades ring the Great Hall, offering space for a variety of architectural exhibits. Foremost among these is a look into the planning and design of Washington, DC. Children will love the touchable model of the nation's capital.
Visitors can enjoy the Great Hall, Museum Shop, café, or a docent-led tour of our historic landmark building free of charge. The prices below include access to all galleries, including LEGO® Architecture and the Building Zone, and docent-led exhibition tours, where available.
• Free for Museum members, children age 2 and under, and Memorial Day through Labor Day active-duty military and their families
• $8 for adults
• $5 for youth (ages 3 through 17), students with ID, and seniors (age 65 and over)
• $3 per person for the Building Zone only, the Museum's hands-on building gallery for children 2 to 6
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