The National Building Museum has a new summer exhibit called ICEBERGS where visitors can explore a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects, ascend to a viewing area inside the tallest berg, traverse an undersea bridge or slide down an ice chute, and learn about how design can transform spaces and lives.
ICEBERGS is built from re-usable construction materials, such as scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling. The 20′ high “water line” allows panoramic views from high above the ocean surface and down below among the towering bergs. The tallest “bergy bit,” at 56′, reaches to the third story balcony of the Museum.
The National Building Museum has Ward Days where members with a valid ID can enter the exhibit free of charge (non-member ticket prices are $16 for adults and $13 for youth/students). The Ward 5 day for free admission to the Iceberg exhibit is on July 26th from 9 am to 11 am.
Logistical details for a visit on Ward 5 Day are below:
- ICEBERGS open at 9 am on each Ward Day; other Museum exhibitions open at 10 am. Ward Day hours last from 9-11 am
- All visitors must use the main F St. NW doors between 4th and 5th Streets NW
- Your Ward Day eligibility is determined by your zip code, please bring a valid form of I.D. with zip code
- The general public will be admitted to ICEBERGS and the Museum starting at 10 am
- All visitors must check in at the Museum’s admissions desk to receive their complimentary admission wristband