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National Building Museum


401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. This is done through telling the stories of architecture, engineering, construction, urban planning and design. NBM is just four blocks from the National mall and occupies a magnificent building formerly known as the Pension Building.

Engineering Solutions
Grades: 5-9thLength: 45 MinCategories: Architecture, TechnologyTimes: February 22, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 22, 2018 1:10 pm EST

This program will investigate the role of engineers, who work to make the buildings around us stronger and safer. Students with learn how forces, such as compression and tension, act on buildings, and how engineers address the challenge of loads and forces using elements such as columns, arches, trusses and domes! See these engineering principles at work in National Building Museum’s historic home, and explore other famous buildings from across the globe in the Museum’s exhibition “Around the World in 80 Paper Models.”

Feb 22, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

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