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.


Whether visiting the Capitol in person or teaching in the classroom, a range of activities, resources and learning opportunities are available for teachers and their students.

Teacher Advisory Group - Call for Volunteers

Would you like to help the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center shape educational programs and resources? Learn More

Student Programs

Create an unforgettable visit for your students! The Capitol Visitor Center is pleased to offer three inquiry-based student programs at the U.S. Capitol for the 2015-16 school year. Learn More

Lesson Plans

Use teacher-tested resources to enhance your lessons in the classroom. Learn More

Professional Enrichment

Take the time to deepen your understanding of the history of the Congress and the Capitol and hone your teaching skills. Learn More

Student Orientation Video

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

Resources and Activities

Use a variety of materials to enhance your students' understanding of the Congress and the Captol. Learn More