Group Programs and Tours

These programs are available to groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Contact the Program Manager for more information, pricing, and availability or to make your group reservation.

The House that Branch Built

(can be adapted for most audiences)
Take an architectural tour of our historic home. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by the firm of renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark.

Virginia’s Rich Architectural Heritage

(can be adapted for most audiences)
Virginia is home to a rich and diverse collection of architecture, as notable as any state in the country. This program spotlights our built treasures from the Jamestown Fort to Dulles Airport and the many stunning structures in between.

Livable Communities for Virginia

(can be adapted for most audiences)
What makes a community “livable?” Explore the American Institute of Architects’ 10 Principals for Livable Communities and find out how they apply to the diverse cities, towns, and villages in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Three Little Pigs

(recommended for ages 3–6)
Following a reading of The Three Little Pigs, and an age-appropriate discussion of material and construction choices, participants get to make their own house.
$5 per student; 1 adult chaperon for every 5 students is admitted free

Annual and Seasonal Events

Family Days

Celebrate each of our exhibitions with a day of family-oriented programming.

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the whole family to the Virginia Center for Architecture for an epic Easter Egg Hunt in our back yard. Before the hunt begins, race to be the first to solve all of the clues in the Exhibition Scavenger Hunt. Space is limited and registration is required.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Spice up your holidays! Nibble on some holiday snacks while you design your own gingerbread house to take home. Each participant gets their own sweet surprise to help decorate for the holidays. Space is limited and registration is required. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.