April 2015
SuMoTuWeThFrSa

 
  1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Browse Full Calendar


Buy Tickets

Contribute

Exhibition Tours

Docent-led tours of the Museum's ground-breaking exhibitions

Tour are complimentary for paid admission holders. 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.

Public tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at Noon, depending on docent availability.

Boardwalk after Sandy
The Boardwalk After Sandy. Long Beach, NY. October 30, 2012.
Photo by Arden Designs, Kristie Arden.
   

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.

Public tours offered Fridays at 2:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:45 am, depending on docent availability.
 

Easy Bake Oven
Easy Bake Oven
Photo by Museum staff
   

HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation

Explore the extensive, creative, and thoughtful work of BIG, the designers of the National 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.

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.

BIG_West 57
West 57th Street.
Rendering courtesy BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

All tours are subject to docent availability. Please call 202.272.2448 to make sure a docent is available for a scheduled tour.