If you have questions or concerns regarding tours, please email mschmidlkofer@brit.org.


Welcome to BRIT. Explore with Us!

Engage with BRIT as you explore our campus. Through our herbarium, exhibits highlighting our worldwide research projects, exhibitions of botanically centered visual art, and library and special collections, visitors can connect with and explore all that make BRIT unique. Adding to our role as a conservation leader of Fort Worth is our sustainable building, which is LEED platinum certified. We are also proud to offer self-guided tours of our three distinctive galleries: art, library collections, and research. These three areas each highlight a special area of the Institute.

Self-Guided Tours

  • Self-guided tours are available during regular working hours, Monday  Friday (10 a.m.  4 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds to experience our pocket prairie, pollinator pathway, special exhibitions, and unique sustainable building features like our bamboo ceilings, sinker cypress wall, living roof, and more. Stop by our Welcome Center to pick up a free map guide or use one of the digital touring options below. 
  • App Tours: Enjoy exploring at your own pace! Our touring app, BRIT Guide, is available for use on your iOS or Android smartphone. Download the BRIT Guide app and learn all about BRIT with an interactive map and self-guided tour options.
  • Audio ToursLet your headphones be your guide! Use an internet-enabled device to play audio files from your smartphone or download the mp3 files to a stand-alone player of your choice.


Guided Public Tours

Learn about us — past, present, and future — as we share with you about BRIT’s research programs, herbarium, libraries, educational programs, and sustainable building.  We are green from the ground up; learn why and how as you take this hour-long tour of BRIT's very special LEED Platinum home with a trained docent.

  • Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Free, but reservations requested for groups over ten.

Guided Private Tours

Monday  Friday (10 a.m.  4 p.m.) to groups desiring a private tour of the Institute. Please make requests at least 3 weeks prior to your visit. Cost: $8 per person; $7 per member.

To schedule a large group or private docent-guided tour, please submit a request here or contact Laura Rodriguez at info@brit.org or 817-332-4441.

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