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Boeing Learning Center

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Upcoming Renovation

The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is redesigning its permanent galleries, learning center, and theater. 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 fieldtrips@nara.gov.

For more information on the renovation, click here.

The Boeing Learning Center is located on the upper floor of the National Archives Museum. Inside, visitors can explore many family-friendly activities for all ages.

In the activity space, there are hands-on projects that encourage historical discovery, document facsimiles from the holdings of the National Archives, and many online resources, as well as knowledgeable Archives staff and volunteers ready to answer any questions. The ReSource Room is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations are not required.

The Boeing Learning Center also hosts a variety of workshops for students and teachers, including the Charters of Freedom Learning Lab.  During this program, students will learn about the history behind, and discover the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. They will build a graphic organizer to help them distinguish these “Charters of Freedom,” as they are known, by their purposes. Students will also tour the National Archives Rotunda to see the original documents in person and play a game where they will match document clues and excerpts to each document.

The Boeing Learning Center was made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the support of The Boeing Company.