Students

In order to allow for the installation of scaffolding and floor, statuary, and artwork protection in conjunction with the Dome Restoration Project, the Rotunda of the Capitol will be closed from Monday, July 27 through Monday, September 7. While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route will be provided. The Capitol Visitor Center is open during the closure of the Rotunda and will offer special activities which do not require advance reservations. You can also download our new U.S. Capitol Rotunda app.

From activity sheets to use while visiting the Capitol to rare online primary documents for classroom research projects, there are a variety of resources to meet your needs.

Student Orientation Video

Watch this short student orientation video before you visit the U.S.Capitol. Click Here to View

Resources and Activities

Select an activity and share what you learn with friends. Learn More

Exhibition Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibition Hall is home to the only exhibition in the world dedicated to telling the story of the United States Congress and the U.S. Capitol. Exhibition Hall features original documents and artifacts, videos, touchable models, computer interactives and two small theaters that provide visitors with an in-depth look at how Congress works, the history of the Capitol and Congress, as well as information on Representatives and Senators. Learn More