Boeing Learning Center Renovation
The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is redesigning its permanent galleries, learning center, and theater. This once-in-a-generation renovation, undertaken in partnership with the National Archives Foundation, is scheduled to be completed in summer 2025 and will be part of the Archives' celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence the following year.
To prepare the new spaces, the Boeing Learning Center will close to the public on June 15. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to these two areas when we reopen in the summer of 2025. During the renovation of the Boeing Learning Center, our Education staff will continue to facilitate on-site education programs for K–-12 classes and teacher professional development sessions. Reservations for both programs should be made by emailing email@example.com.
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–Friday, 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.)
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 Students will analyze historical documents and make connections between America's founding documents and their own lives.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.
School Groups & Students
Find more information for planning your visit, including reserving the Learning Lab.
The Boeing Learning Center is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.