Attend the new Icebergs Exhibit at the Building Museum Free on “Ward Days”

rendering via the National Building Museum


From the National Building Museum:

“#WardDays at the Museum mean free #ICEBERGSDC admission for your ward on designated days”

Wards 1 and 6 is July 19th

Wards 5 and 7 is July 26th

Wards 3 and 4 is August 2nd

Wards 2 and 8 is August 9th

For those not familiar:

“Visit ICEBERGS in the Museum’s Great Hall. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the installation opens as part of the annual Summer Block Party series, July 2 – September 5.

Visitors will:

  • 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
  • Sample Japanese kakigori shaved ice provided by the restaurant Daikaya
  • Learn about how design can transform spaces and lives

ICEBERGS is built from re-usable construction materials, such as scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling, a material commonly used in building greenhouses. 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. ICEBERGS occupies a total area of 12,540 square feet.


Museum Members & Blue Star Eligible Active Duty Military
$10: Museum Member; Blue Star Adult
$5: Museum Member or Blue Star Youth, Student with ID, Senior
$16: Adult
$13: Youth, Student with ID, Senior

To purchase tickets: Visit the calendar, and choose the date of your visit>>

Members must sign in to access member tickets.

ICEBERGS Late Nights

Chill with us every Wednesday evening this summer from 6 to 10 pm at ICEBERGS Late Nights. Late Nights are “all ages” every week. Enjoy optional performances and programs, tour the bergs, and explore our other exhibitions. Food and beverages are available for purchase from special guest chefs. See dates and links below to learn more about each Late Night and book tickets in advnace on the calendar.

July 6: Member Apprecation feat. food by Maketto and music by White Ford Bronco
July 13: “Under the Surface” feat. Hank’s Oyster Bar
July 20: “Glacial Drift,” feat. Maida Withers Dance Construction Company
July 27: “Family Freeze,” feat. The BBQ Joint
August 3: “Outside Inside,” feat special tours
August 10: “Save Jack!” feat. Port City Brewing Company
August 17: “flip the berg” feat. dog & pony dc
August 24: Teacher Appreciation, with the National Park Service
August 31: Last Chance, feat. special guests

Other Events

July 7: Spotlight on Design: James Corner, designer of ICEBERGS
July 19: *Ward Day: Wards 1 & 6
July 26: *Ward Day: Wards 5 & 7
August 2: *Ward Day: Wards 3 & 4
August 9: *Ward Day: Wards 2 & 8

*Ward Days offer special hours with complimentary admission to all residents of Washington, D.C. See listings for details and requirements.”

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