Family Programs

Join U.S. Capitol Visitor Center educators and special guests for online summer programming. Discover more about the symbols, traditions, and moments of innovation at the Capitol. Make a craft activity inspired by these topics and share your questions with us during live discussions.

Programs are 30 to 45 minutes and designed for family audiences, ages 5 and up.

Check out our craft videos. New 5-minute videos posted every week through mid-August. Take a look, gather your supplies, and let’s create a Capitol-themed craft together.

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Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m. – Capitol Symbols

Discover the history of the eagle and union shield as national symbols of America. Hear from the Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the House of Representatives and then craft a symbol of your own to display at home!
Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc-qupz8sH1iDpBEl06r6lzauoPln5N8

Tuesday, August 2, 11 a.m. – American Flags at the Capitol

Hear from U.S. Flag Office staff about the flags that are displayed at the U.S. Capitol. Make your own American flag and display it at home!
Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfu6urj4sHE-W9flUf39rN32NHvQXa-k

Wednesday, August 10, 11 a.m. – Congress and Technology

The first telegraph message was sent from the Capitol, but what did it say? Hear about the history of the telegraph with an expert Capitol Visitor Center Guide and make your own telegraph-inspired craft.

Registration coming soon!

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