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Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Spend a beautiful morning when you join Smithsonian Gardens staff member Tom Mirenda, an orchid collection specialist, as he leads a private tour of the Natural History Museum’s newest large-scale orchid exhibition.

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM

With the theme Lights, Camera, Bloom!, the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the glamour and magic of films. Horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens staff member Cindy Brown leads a tour to this extravagant floral tribute to Hollywood.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Spend a beautiful morning when you join Smithsonian Gardens staff member Tom Mirenda, an orchid collection specialist, as he leads a private tour of the Natural History Museum’s newest large-scale orchid exhibition.

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM

What was wartime life like in the capital of the Confederacy? Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a visit to sites related to the people, events, and atmosphere of Richmond during these years of conflict.

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald leads a tour that offers an inside look at works by Philadelphia-area artists and visits city sites housing glorious mosaic gems.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Hop aboard an early 20th-century self-propelled railcar called the Doodlebug and take in the spring sights along the historic Wilmington and Western Railroad line. Joe Nevin, a railroad historian, serves as the tour’s leader.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist William Keene.

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