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 group of students, scouts, teachers, or other civic-minded individuals to participate in one of our document-based learning lab programs. Your group will take on the roles of archivists and researchers as you find and analyze primary sources, learn about the work of the National Archives, and make connections to big ideas about our government and history. Programs are available for elementary through adult audiences.
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.