Tour the Yard, bike through history, see "industry in action" on a factory tour, experience cultural performances or make something in a hands-on workshop. Our public programs are an exciting look into the Yard’s past, present and future. 

More about public programs

Upcoming Events:

Yard Tours

Yard Inspectors Tour

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 11 a.m.

Step into the shoes of an inspector in-training and follow clues to uncover maritime treasures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Search for tugboats, NYPD fireboats, and barges, see where they get repaired, and participate in a dry dock simulation with a small-scale hands-on model! This Yard-wide adventure is fun for the whole family but especially for families with children ages 5-11. This program is designed to meet the needs of children of all abilities. Length of tour: Approx. 1 hour

Family Day!

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 11 a.m.

Tours & talks, arts & crafts - BLDG 92 offers (free!) family fun for the whole family. Activities include:

Family Day: Reading & Mask-Making Workshop, 12:30

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 12:30 p.m.

Join author and illustrator, Thyra Heder, as she shares her picture book, Fraidyzoo, hailed by Kirkus as "riotous buffoonery", and leads a costume making workshop using recycled materials from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All are welcome, ideal for children ages 3-10.

Family Day: Reading & Mask-Making Workshop, 2:00

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 2 p.m.

Join author and illustrator, Thyra Heder, as she shares her picture book, Fraidyzoo, hailed by Kirkus as "riotous buffoonery", and leads a costume making workshop using recycled materials from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All are welcome, ideal for children ages 3-10.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 2 p.m.

For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is considered a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks. This tour, given in partnership with Turnstile Tours, explores the 300-acre facility and offers opportunities to get off the bus for a closer look at the Yard's most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that's been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time and the nation's first multi-story LEED ...

Yard Tours

Yard Inspectors Tour

SAT JUN 25 2016 > 3 p.m.

Step into the shoes of an inspector in-training and follow clues to uncover maritime treasures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Search for tugboats, NYPD fireboats, and barges, see where they get repaired, and participate in a dry dock simulation with a small-scale hands-on model! This Yard-wide adventure is fun for the whole family but especially for families with children ages 5-11. This program is designed to meet the needs of children of all abilities. Length of tour: Approx. 1 hour

Yard Tours

Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour

SUN JUN 26 2016 > 1 p.m.

Discover the natural world in the midst of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a thriving industrial park. Starting at BLDG 92, this tour led in partnership with Turnstile tours will feature a sedum-plant rooftop, the Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm and an oyster restoration project. Visitors will learn about rooftop systems, urban farming, and intersections between stormwater mangement, landscape architecture, and marine ecology. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN JUN 26 2016 > 2 p.m.

For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is considered a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks. This tour, given in partnership with Turnstile Tours, explores the 300-acre facility and offers opportunities to get off the bus for a closer look at the Yard's most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that's been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time and the nation's first multi-story LEED ...

"Bird Watch" - Walking Tour & Studio Visit with artist Tatiana Arocha

SAT JUL 23 2016 > 11 a.m.

Artist Tatiana Arocha has launched a migration of tropical birds into the neighborhood around the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Join Arocha on a guided walking tour and “bird watch” revealing different species of birds hailing from Colombia. Perching and peering out from within the natural and urban environment, the birds are actually original illustrations with gold paint details, constructed from laser cut MDF and wheat-pasted. Learn more about the process and the politics of climate change that inspired the installation and go behind-the-scenes for an artist studio visit.

Factory Tours

Whiskey Wars Factory Tour!

SAT JUL 30 2016 > 4:30 p.m.

In the 19th century, Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in what became known as the WHISKEY WARS. Today, Kings County Distillery is proudly making moonshine and more on premises. Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery on a tour (and tasting!) that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today.