Docent-led tours of the Museum's ground-breaking exhibitions
Exhibition tours require general admission. For groups of 10 or more, please see Custom Tours for more information. All tours are subject to docent availability.
Designing for Disaster
Examine how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities. Your docent will share some of the highlights of this exhibition, pointing out interesting information and stories.
Free public tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at Noon, depending on docent availability.
House & Home
Explore the architecture of everyday life and learn about different construction techniques, see some of America's most iconic homes, and revisit home goods from yesterday and today. Your docent will share some of the highlights of this extensive exhibition, pointing out interesting information and stories.
Free public tours offered Fridays at 2:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:45 am, depending on docent availability.
HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation
Explore the extensive, creative, and thoughtful work of BIG, the designers of the Building Museum's highly successful Summer 2014 BIG Maze. This tour is ideal for people of all ages and interests as it incorporates numerous models, images, and media.
Free public tours offered Fridays at 2:30 pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 2:30 pm, depending on docent availability.
All tours are subject to docent availability. Please call 202.272.2448 to make sure a docent is available for a scheduled tour.