The National Building Museum invites the Wards of Washington, D.C. to its popular Summer Block Party. This summer, the Museum is partnering with Snarkitecture, a Brooklyn-based design firm, to bring the beach indoors—no sunscreen required. As part of the D.C. community, the Museum invites members of each Ward to visit the Museum and BEACH with free admission during your Ward Day.
Ready to Visit for Ward 2 Day? Here’s what you need to know:
- The BEACH will open early for each exclusive Ward Day hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; admission for Ward residents is free until 11 a.m.
- All visitors must use the F St. doors between 5th St. and 6th St. The Museum is metro accessible via the Red line (Judiciary Square) and the Green/Yellow line (Gallery Place-Chinatown). Please note that all visitors may be subject to a bag check upon arrival.
- Your Ward Day is determined by your zip code, please bring a valid form of I.D. to present to the admissions desk to confirm your zip code.
- The general public will be admitted into the Museum at 10 a.m.
- All visitors must check in at the Museum’s admissions desk to receive their complimentary entrance and admissions wristband to the BEACH and Museum exhibitions.
- Light refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase at Firehook Bakery on the Museum’s first floor starting at 9a.m. and at Union Kitchen inside the BEACH beginning at 10 a.m.
What is The Beach?
An interactive 10,000 square foot installation in the Museum’s Great Hall, designed with an “ocean” filled with nearly 1 million translucent plastic balls and a shoreline spotted with beach chairs and tables.