The reopening of the National Archives Museum and its continued operation will be contingent on local public health metrics remaining below targets for safe reopening. All public events are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, public meetings, and external conferences. For more information, go to Archives.gov/coronavirus or monitor National Archives accounts on Facebook and Twitter for operating status updates.
Boeing Learning Center
Drop in during your museum visit. Families, student groups of 10 or fewer at a time, and visitors of all ages are welcome. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Seasonal hours may vary. Reservations are not required.
Replica documents, images, maps, posters and more – Discover highlights from the National Archives collections in archival boxes and cases. Borrow white gloves and a magnifying glass!
Hands-on activities – Participate in scavenger hunts, games, and activities based on National Archives collections.
Gallery packs – Check out a gallery pack to explore the museum and learn about the National Archives. Designed with families and students in mind, gallery packs include activities for each of our permanent museum exhibits. Students can even wear an archivist’s stack coat to complete their experience! (Provide a driver’s license to check out a gallery pack. For groups of 1–6.)
Storytime for Preschoolers
Join us for a different theme each month in this storytime designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and accompanying adults. Children will listen to a story, participate in group activities, and create a craft. Check the calendar for special programs.
Join us for one of these fun, history-filled days! Explore National Archives collections and participate in activities designed for the entire family! Check the calendar for special programs.
Make advance reservations for your student group to participate in one of our document-based learning lab programs. Students will analyze historical documents and make connections between America's founding documents and their own lives. Programs are available for grades 3–12.