Brooklyn Navy Yard: Inside Industry Tour

Experience the work of artisans, techies, and manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and learn why they, and hundreds of other companies, have chosen to make their products locally. This guided tour begins at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92’s gallery, which showcases the some of the 450+ businesses that call the Navy Yard home. Participants will then head out into the Yard for an immersive look at “making it,” including at least one visit to a factory, workshop, or studio of a featured Yard business, where visitors will have the opportunity to see things being made and meet and ask questions of business owners and staff of the companies that have made the Brooklyn Navy Yard a pre-eminent center of industry and manufacturing in New York City. Companies featured on the tours rotate each month, so click below for details.

Upcoming Tours:

 icon-calendar Select FRI 9:30am / SUN 2pm
 icon-clock-o 1.5 – 2 hours 
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 icon-map-marker Brooklyn Navy Yard

General Admission: $20 per person / $35 (special programs)

Seniors (65+): 10% off

Students: 10% off

Children (5-12): 50% off

Children under 5 are welcome to attend free.

Advance ticket purchase is required.

Discounts for veterans: World War II veterans and World War II-era defense workers receive free admission for this tour. Other veterans and active-duty military personnel receive a 25% discount – just select these ticket types when making your reservation, and you may be asked to show a military ID or VA card at check-in.

These tours are 1 hours 30 minutes OR 2 hours in length. Please check the availability for start time and length before booking.

Public tours are offered on Fridays at 9:30am and select Sundays at 2pm.

Use the calendar below to find our next available tour date. If you are interested in other tours about the industry and manufacturing, check out our Brooklyn Army Terminal and Wafels & Dinges programs.

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-2-30-01-pmAll public tours begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, located at the corner of Flushing Ave and Carlton Ave in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Click the map on the left for Google Maps directions or view our neighborhood map.

  • Subway: The nearest subway stations to BLDG 92 are at York St (F), High St-Brooklyn Bridge (A,C), and Clinton-Washington Av (G), and each is about a 15-minute walk from BLDG 92. View our map for walking directions from each of these stations, and visit mta.info for maps and service alerts.
  • Ferry: NYC Ferry provides service directly to the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the Astoria Route, with a non-stop connection from Wall St-Pier 11 of East 34th St. When you disembark, follow signs to Building 77. Exit the building at Flushing Ave and turn right, and BLDG 92 will be two blocks down on your right. Ferry rides are $2.75, and they do not accept MetroCards. View our map for directions.
  • Bus: The B57 and B69 travel along Flushing Ave and stop one block from BLDG 92. You may also take the B62, which stops on Park Ave, one block south of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. If traveling by bus, be sure to allow plenty of extra time for your trip, as weekend schedules can be unreliable (visit mta.info for maps and service alerts). Do not take the B67, as this will take your through the Yard, but you will not be able to get off inside the Yard, and it will drop you far from BLDG 92.
  • Driving: The Brooklyn Navy Yard is easily accessible from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278), either via the exits for Tillary St (exit 29B), Flushing Ave (exit 30 eastbound), or Wythe Ave/Kent Ave (exit 31 westbound).
  • Parking: On the weekends, it is usually not difficult to find street parking in the immediate vicinity of the Yard. There is also a free public parking lot one block south of the yard on Park Ave, underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Parking within the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is only available for drivers with an accessible parking sticker – please contact us for directions to the accessible parking.
  • Bicycle: There is a bicycle lane along Flushing Ave, and BLDG 92 offers plenty of racks to park your bike. If you would like to use a CitiBike, there is a station immediately across the street on Flushing Ave, and stations in close proximity to the York St, High St-Brooklyn Bridge, and Clinton-Washington subway stations.
  • IMPORTANT TIPS:
    • If using a GPS or mobile app to reach BLDG 92, enter “Flushing Ave & Carlton Ave, Brooklyn” or “1 Carlton Ave.” Do not enter “63 Flushing Ave” or “Brooklyn Navy Yard” – this is the address for the entire 300-acre Navy Yard, and it will not bring you to the correct location.
    • The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a secure industrial park. Do not attempt to enter the Yard through any entrances other than BLDG 92, as you will be turned away.

Please contact us for more details on booking a private tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard or visit our Group Tours page. Availability for private groups that wish to visit tenant spaces is extremely limited, so we encourage groups to purchase tickets for our scheduled Inside Industry public tours, and we can offer discounted group rates.

Photography may be restricted in certain areas of the tour at the request of the participating businesses. Failure to comply with this policy or with any verbal instructions from the tour guide or staff will result in immediate removal from the tour.

• Featured Businesses •

New Lab is a platform for scaling frontier technologies, supporting entrepreneurs working in a wide array of disciplines such as robotics to artificial intelligence, blockchain to agricultural tech. Located inside a century-old former machine shop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New Lab hosts more than 150 member companies, providing them access to advanced design and fabrication tools, such as 3D printers, CNC machines, and other resources, as well as providing a collaborative environment to help like-minded companies speed up and refine their product development process.
Final Frontier Design was founded by Ted Southern, an artist and designer with extensive experience in fashion and costume design, and Nikolay Moiseev, a veteran of Russia's space suit maker Zvezda. FFD designs and builds suits and components for NASA, as well as for the burgeoning commercial space travel industry. On our visit to their space, we will learn how the FFD team brings their diverse experience together to tackle tough engineering and design challenges, from making better space gloves to maintaining good circulation in a weightless environment. >> Read more about Final Frontier
Scott Jordan is a designer and builder of high-quality, solid-wood furniture. Over the course of 30 years in business, Scott has successfully married traditional craft with automated manufacturing. On our tour, we will see how his team utilizes digital tools, like Solidworks design and a computer-controlled cutting machine to make made-to-order components, as well as woodworking skills to assemble and finish his beautiful chairs, tables, beds, and other custom designs. >> Read more about Scott Jordan Furniture
A tenant of the Navy Yard since 1998, Woodside Press utilizes traditional printing methods – like handset type, wooden type, and hot metal typography – to create the highest quality printed materials. We will get a chance to see their 19th-century machinery in operation, learn about non-digital printing methods, and marvel at their unparalleled library of typeface, collected from now-shuttered type foundries and print shops around the world. >> Read more about Woodside Press
Founded by woodworker John Randall, Bien Hecho specializes in making unique furniture and millwork out of reclaimed wood. Whether its pieces of an old boardwalk or tree brought down by a storm, John transform these discarded items into unique, beautiful furnishings and architectural accents. You can even find Bien Hecho's handiwork on the streets of Brooklyn, as they fabricated many of the "Street Seats" public seating installations. John also leads woodworking classes in his workshop at the Bien Hecho Academy. >> Read more about Bien Hecho
Susan Woods has been crafting unique art and furniture pieces in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for more than 25 years. She describes her work as follows: "Aswoon/Susan Woods works between the art and design worlds, spanning each with the other, inspiring the decorative arts/functional art with pure sculpture. The design is informed by sculpture and the sculpture is enhanced by the freedom of making something concrete and usable. The studio brings experimental ideas into the formulation of fabrication as well. The approach is informed, thoughtful, communicative and playful."

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