Student Visits

DC Student Visits

Exhibitions Students in Public Vaults
  • Check out our gallery packs for students to practice observation, document analysis, and critical thinking while visiting each of our permanent museum exhibits. Pick them up in our Boeing Learning Center. A group chaperone must provide a driver’s license. (See our blog or contact us for more information.)
  • View the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
  • Visit the Public Vaults, showcasing the breadth and variety of the holdings of the National Archives, organized thematically around the Preamble of the Constitution.
  • See a temporary exhibit in our Lawrence F. O'Brien gallery.


Reservations are not required, but you can book a timed visit entry (up to 100 people) or book a guided tour (up to 15 people at 9:45 a.m. Monday–Friday only).


The ReSource Room in the Boeing Learning Center Girl in Learning Center

Drop in during your museum visit to participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more.

We're open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Seasonal hours may vary. Reservations are not required. For school groups, we ask that you rotate through in small groups of 10 students at a time, with at least one chaperone per group.

Check for special activities and programs on our events calendar.


The Learning Lab in the Boeing Learning Center

Students in the Learning LabBring your students to participate in one of our document-based learning lab programs. Participants will analyze historical documents and make connections between America's founding documents and their own lives.

We are not currently accepting registration requests for the learning lab program. Please email to be notified when registration reopens.



The Boeing Learning Center was made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.