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From discovering how the Capitol was constructed to considering laws that protect the freedoms of children, there are many activities to explore at home or during your visit to the Capitol.

How to Make a Pocket Journal

Use this video to make a pocket journal to collect memories of your visit to Capitol Hill.

Special Programs and Encounters

Let history come to life through hands-on objects and stories. See beautiful fresco paintings in the Capitol, make a legislative decision or discover how a bill becomes a law.

Resources and Activities

Explore the history of Congress and the Capitol using colorful booklets and worksheets designed for visitors of all ages.

Student Orientation Video

Watch this short student orientation video before you visit the U.S.Capitol.

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.