On Sunday, January 21, 2024, the National Building Museum opens its landmark new, multigenerational exhibition Building Stories.

Building Stories is a new long-term exhibition that will bring kids and adults alike on an immersive exploration of the world of architecture, engineering, construction, and design found in the pages of children’s books. Occupying 4,000 square feet of prominent exhibition space on the Museum’s ground floor, Building Stories is the most ambitious exhibition ever undertaken by the Museum and will be on display for ten years.

I wanted to speak to some of the team who brought this exhibition to life including Cathy Frankel, the Deputy Director for Interpretive Content at the museum. Cathy thanks for sitting with us! 

Listen in as Cathy tells us about the Building Stories exhibit, what it entails, and what the inspiration behind it was.

She also talks about some of the other amazing exhibits the museum has opening up this year. To find out more about the museum, visit https://www.nbm.org/exhibitions/.