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Fun House at the NBM


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The National Building Museum’s (NBM) latest temporary structure, Fun House, is now open until September 3, 2018, for all to enjoy, interact with, and admire!

This huge, freestanding Snarkitecture-designed structure recalls and re-imagines the idea of the traditional home. Fun House includes a sequence of interactive rooms featuring well-known Snarkitecture environments and objects that convey the ten-year story of Snarkitecture while underlining the studio’s peculiar, yet accessible, way of reinterpreting the built environment.

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Guests can find this structure in the Great Hall, with entrances and exits dedicated to previous NBM creations, including an homage to “The Beach,” featuring a kidney-shaped pool filled with thousands of plastic balls! And yes, guests are invited to jump in for a “swim!”

Admission to Fun House (online, pre-purchase recommended) includes general admission to the National Building Museum. While the Museum isn’t initially thought of as a kid-friendly destination, it is definitely one of our area’s hidden treasures, offering many kid-friendly, touch-and-play exhibits and opportunities.

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If you have a little one with you, be sure to visit the Building Zone, a hands-on introduction to the building arts designed especially for the museum’s youngest visitors, ages 2 to 6. Plus, check out a Family Tool Kit, or visit PLAY WORK BUILD! This exciting, on-going exhibit takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, and an original virtual block play experience.

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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