I read yesterday that the National Building Museum is going to start charging an admission fee. Currently, the museum, which is one of the prettiest buildings in D.C., IMHO, is free.
But, starting June 27, the museum will start charging $8 for adults and $5 for children. According to the article, the reason for the fee is the declining economy.
I'm so saddened by the news because the Building Museum is one of my favorite places to visit. It has a kids room with tons of blocks and Legos to build with. It has a gorgeous atrium and a beautiful fountain in the middle of its great hall.
If you have never been to the Building Museum, definitely head down there before the 27th and check it out. It's a lovely place. For information on the museum or upcoming events, go here: http://www.nbm.org/