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Boasting wound paper tubes as far as the eye can see, Hive, the latest installation at the National Building Museum, is available to experience from July 4-September 4, 2017! View more than 2,700 paper tubes of various sizes, all connected to create domed chambers, including a 60-foot-tall dome with a circular opening more than 10 feet wide! Each of the three domes offers visitors a truly unique experience with sound, light, scale, and even human interaction.

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The Hive installation brings with it a full schedule of Hive-related concerts, performances, and special talks, including behind-the-scenes tours and programs specifically for teens. There will be regularly occurring Backyard BBQs as well as interactive sound experiences available on select Saturdays. Learn more about Hive’s programming here!

Tickets to visit Hive include admission to all other exhibits within the museum and may be purchased online; and they range from $5 to $16, with free admission available for National Building Museum Members. Additionally, DC residents may visit Hive for free from 9 to 11 am on their specific Ward Days. Residency will be verified with proper ID. If you’re a DC resident, find your Ward Day here.

While visiting Hive, don’t forget to visit the PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit and let the kids play with blocks of the manipulative and digital kind! Adults are invited to get in on the building, too. The Building Zone, for the youngest visitors, ages 2–6, will also be open for exploration. A great destination for building, pretend play, and more, the Building Zone is home to Project Playhouse, a life-size “green” house!

No matter your building interest, level, or skill, there is something for everyone at The National Building Museum! The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, directly across the street from Judiciary Square station on Metro’s Red Line. Connect: OnlineFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | (202) 272-2448.


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