National Portrait Gallery

The mission of the National Portrait Gallery is to tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation's history, development and culture. Permanent exhibitions showcase the composers and performers from the 20th century to the present, American sports figures whose impact has extended beyond their sports, and more. Programs inspire students to learn about the men and women who have made significant contributions to American history, development, and culture. The Portrait Gallery combines aspects of U.S. history, biography, and art for a unique museum visit. Students will participate in an interactive, themed gallery tour facilitated by specially trained gallery educators. These programs are standards-based and complement curricula in art, history, social studies, and language arts. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001. District Of Columbia County, DC. Tel: 202-633-8300. Website: www.npg.si.edu. Hrs: Daily 11:30AM - 7PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.