Orchids: Moments of Beauty
Morning Tour
Smithsonian Gardens staff members lead a private tour of Moments, the Smithsonian’s 2017 Orchid Exhibit at the Hirshhorn, where the museum’s exhibit designers have created a unique setting for the blooms.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:30 AM
Edvard Munch and Jasper Johns: A Study in Influences at the VMFA
All-Day Tour
When Jasper Johns made a mid-career shift in the style and subject matter of his art, he found inspiration in an unlikely source: Edvard Munch. Trace the results of that influence on a guided visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s exhibition Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life.
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM
Orchids: Moments of Beauty
Morning Tour
Smithsonian Gardens staff members lead a private tour of Moments, the Smithsonian’s 2017 Orchid Exhibit at the Hirshhorn, where the museum’s exhibit designers have created a unique setting for the blooms.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:30 AM
Orchids: Moments of Beauty
Morning Tour
Smithsonian Gardens staff members lead a private tour of Moments, the Smithsonian’s 2017 Orchid Exhibit at the Hirshhorn, where the museum’s exhibit designers have created a unique setting for the blooms.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM
Civil War Battles at Kelly's Ford and Bristoe Station
All-Day Tour
Spend a day visiting several important battle sites in Virginia, led by Civil War historians Gregg Clemmer and Ed Bearss. Begin at Kelly’s Ford, site of one of the early major cavalry fights in the state, then follow routes traveled by Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Meade's Army of the Potomac in the October 1863 campaign.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:45 AM
The Philadelphia Flower Show
All-Day Tour
The 2017 edition of the world’s largest indoor flower exhibition—all 10 colorful acres of it—salutes the Netherlands with the theme Holland: Flowering the World. The legendary show is the perfect place for gardeners and flower enthusiasts to spend a day filled with beauty.
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Fallingwater in Winter: An In-Depth Exploration
All-Day Tour
Bare trees and mountain snow throw the spectacular design and setting of Fallingwater into high relief. Mark the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth with a special in-depth tour that offers an opportunity to appreciate this masterwork anew.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Behind the Scenes at Smithsonian Exhibits
Morning Tour
Pay a visit to a place where even the most avid museum-goer never gets to set foot: the headquarters of Smithsonian Exhibits in Landover. Meet director Susan Ades and some of the designers, fabricators, model makers, and other specialists whose talents and skills are behind the exhibitions you see on the National Mall.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Behind the Scenes at Smithsonian Exhibits
Morning Tour
Pay a visit to a place where even the most avid museum-goer never gets to set foot: the headquarters of Smithsonian Exhibits in Landover. Meet director Susan Ades and some of the designers, fabricators, model makers, and other specialists whose talents and skills are behind the exhibitions you see on the National Mall.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Capital Cheers: A DC Brew Tour
All-Day Tour
From a beer maker’s Gilded Age mansion to the warehouse-district breweries that produce today’s hottest artisan labels, join local historian Garrett Peck as he covers the spots that trace Washington’s long tradition of making (and drinking) the golden thirst-quencher.
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Best of Brooklyn
Overnight Tour
Brooklyn offers plenty of delights for lovers of art, music, nature, and of course, food. On this two-day visit, arts journalist and former Brooklynite Richard Selden introduces you to several of the borough’s top attractions.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:00 AM
A Rock Creek Park Tour
All-Day Tour
Celebrate the beauty of spring on a daylong guided visit to DC’s beloved urban oasis, Rock Creek Park, with local natural historian Melanie Choukas-Bradley and other experts on the park and its history.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM