March 20 – April 13, 2019

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

April 09, 2017



11 AM – 2 PM


National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 (Map)




At the National Building Museum you’ll get a new perspective on the buildings, cities, and streets. We are the only museum that brings to life the greatest stories of architecture, engineering, construction and design with interactive, hands-on exhibitions and activities.

At the Design with Nature Family Afternoon visitors will examine how nature is intentionally integrated into the built world, different ways people design with nature, and how nature can inspired design in and around built spaces. You will learn about symbolism of the natural world across cultures and make connections between springtime symbolism, design, nature, and the built world they live in.

This free family event for all ages will feature creative hands-on activities, a community garden design project, and opportunities to learn about Japanese art and design. Featured Museum exhibitions include The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin and Around the World in 80 Paper Models.

Getting There:

Metro: The National Building Museum is adjacent to Metro’s Judiciary Square station (Red line) and 2 blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red lines)

Parking: Parking can be challenging in Downtown DC. However, Street parking is available around the Museum, as well as several private garages.

Capital Bikeshare: There are several Capital Bikeshare stations located close to the National Building Museum: 5th and F Streets NW; 4th and E Streets NW; and 3rd/H St/Massachusetts Ave NW.