Tour the SC Johnson campus

People take photographs of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed SC Johnson Research Tower, May 2, 2014. SC Johnson offers the public a free look at more than just its Research Tower at its global headquarters campus, 1525 Howe St. The following free tours are available there:

• The Landmarks Tour — The two-hour tour is tailored for guests who would like an in-depth look at SCJ’s architecture, and features the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building, the Research Tower, Fortaleza Hall, The SC Johnson Gallery and The Lily Pad, a gift shop featuring exclusive SCJ memorabilia and Wright-inspired items.

• The Gallery Tour — This takes guests on a one-hour journey through Fortaleza Hall, The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright and The Lily Pad gift shop.

A new exhibit at The Gallery will feature Taliesin, Wright’s home and studio in Spring Green, and Taliesin West, his winter home and studio in Scottsdale, Ariz.

In addition, visitors can view films at the Golden Rondelle Theater which was designed for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The Rondelle is currently presenting:

• “Carnaúba: A Son’s Memoir” is a one-hour film that depicts Sam Johnson’s 1998 re-creation of his father’s 1935 expedition from Racine to Fortaleza, Brazil.

• “To Be Alive!” is an Academy Award-winning 20-minute film commissioned by SCJ for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair that celebrates the similarity of cultures around the world.

For more information about visiting the SC Johnson global headquarters campus or to schedule a tour, use the online scheduling tool at www.scjohnson.com/visit, call 262-260-2154 or email tours@scj.com.

RACINE — Tours of the SC Johnson World Headquarters, 1525 Howe St., are available from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Sundays.

The free tours are open to the public with advance reservations. Tours offer a close, in-depth look at SC Johnson’s inspired architecture as well as an understanding of the legendary partnership between third-generation company leader H.F. Johnson Jr. and the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The tour features the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building and Research Tower, as well as Foster & Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall, which includes the Timeline Tunnel and The Lily Pad gift shop. Visitors can also view unique films while on campus.

Tours can take up to 90 minutes. To schedule a tour, go to http://www.scjohnson.com/visit or call 262-260-2154.

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