National Building Museum Welcomes Public to Enjoy its ‘Lawn’

Adirondack chairs, hammocks, swimming pools and summer sounds… all minus the seasonal heat, humidity and mosquitos!

The National Building Museum brings back its annual Summer Block Party with an installation this year by the LAB at Rockwell Group. Taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, the raised Lawn offers interactive (and instagram-able) experiences for all ages.

Lawn sits on an incline, inviting rolls down its “grassy” slopes.  Communal lounging areas call for relaxation after bouts of quintessential summer lawn games like corn hole, croquet, bocce ball, and dominoes.

There are refreshments to go along with the refreshing atmosphere, and guests will hear crickets chirping, bees buzzing, a lawnmower whirring in the distance… without any of these actual nuisances getting in the way of course!

Some of the more interesting things to do include listening to prominent American storytellers sharing summertime memories in the interactive hammocks; chasing, collecting, and releasing virtual fireflies; and enjoying rare views from the Museum’s third floor of the sculptural busts lining the roof.

Afterhour parties, movie nights and Lawn yoga sessions are also scheduled.

Lawn will be available through September 2nd. Free passes are available online for Museum Members as well as advance tickets for visiting guests. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on site each day.  $16 adult, $13 youth/student/senior.

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