Need some ideas for activities on your next field trip to the U.S. Capitol? Take a look at the student self-guide and the student activity guide below. Keep your students more involved in the tour of the U.S. Capitol! Both guides are available for download or pick up a copy on the upper level of the Capitol Visitor Center at the North Coat Check.
My Capitol - Student Self-Guide
Designed for young people ages 11 and older, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center’s student self-guide of Exhibition Hall includes historical background about the Capitol and Congress, directed-looking activities, and questions to encourage discussion during the tour or after at school or home. Parents and teachers may get copies of My Capitol at the Visitor Center’s North Coat Check on the upper level or download a copy here. If you’re using a mobile device, download the app here.
Discover the U.S. Capitol – Student Activity Guide
With engaging activities related to locations in the Capitol as well as American history in general, Discover the U.S. Capitol is intended for upper-level elementary-school-aged students who can use it before or after they visit the Capitol. Copies are available at the North Coat Check on the upper level of the Capitol Visitor Center, or you may download a copy here.
For further information about educational programs for students and teachers, please contact the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibits and Education Division at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Capitol Adventure – Student Activity Guide
Children in grades K-2 can enjoy this fun-filled activity book about the Capitol and its history while visiting the Capitol and at home. Download a copy here.
Explore Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center using these self-guide worksheets.
Learn about Congress and the Capitol using these pre- and post-visit resources.
Explore Exhibition Hall using one of our self-guided scavenger hunts.
Exhibition Hall Scavenger Hunt
You can use the scavenger hunts while you are at the Capitol Visitor Center or use them to learn more about the artifacts and documents on our Website! Also available at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Download a copy here.