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.

Live Programs

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

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