Education resource - Family Programs
WEDNESDAYS AT 11 a.m. – Join U.S. Capitol Visitor Center educators and special guests for online summer programming. Learn about the Capitol and the Capitol Grounds, the work of Congress, and Americans who used their voices for change. Make a craft activity inspired by these topics and share your questions with us during live Zoom discussions.
These 30-minute programs are designed for family audiences, ages 5 and up.
Check out our craft videos. New 5-minute videos posted every two weeks during the summer. Take a look, gather your supplies, and we’ll create a Capitol-themed craft together.
Wednesday, July 21 – Build the U.S. Capitol
Explore the design of the U.S. Capitol. Construct your own model of the Capitol and hear from Chris Lear, General Engineer for the Architect of the Capitol. Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfuytpz0uHRQlmdhgQ69XsLwBEtmGiWc
Wednesday, August 4 – Design the Capitol Grounds
What makes the Capitol Grounds special? Join us in craft and conversation with Melissa Westbrook, Urban Forrester, U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum. Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc--rpzoqHGeuZ8I8qP0m_1Hd5z2V3MA
Wednesday, August 18 – Create a Bill Friend
Learn fun facts with Capitol Visitor Center Guide Jacob Field and discover more about how a bill becomes a law as you create a bill, law or Constitution soft sculpture. Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdOGgqz0rE4o35PwnLB5CJdhTTkIoS8w
Wednesday, September 1 – Make a Votes for Women Banner
Hear from Mackenzie Good, Collections Specialist with the Clerk of the House, about how suffragists used banners to share their message with the public and Congress. Then make a banner of your own. Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc-ivqzooG0c2iH8gVvaS4z_CT-_qRUE