National Building Museum Tour & Icebergs Exhibit
Thursday, July 21, 2016
EVENT TYPE: Tour & Lunch (at WNDC)
What a perfect way to spend some time on a hot, July day! First a tour of the beautiful and historical Civil War Pension Building (now the National Building Museum). It was built between 1882 and 1887 to house the Pension Bureau and provide a suitably grand space for Washington’s social and political functions (still used for inaugural balls and other major events). Then a visit inside the unique, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall. Visitors will be able to ascend a viewing area inside the tallest berg, traverse an undersea bridge, relax among caves and grottos on the ocean floor, sample shaved-ice snacks, and participate in unique educational programming integrating landscape architecture, design, and the environment. Then return for a light lunch at WNDC.