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Guided Experience for Your Students

All of our student programs are free of charge, and designed to adhere to local and national standards of learning. Upon confirmation, a chart detailing curriculum connections is provided for each tour. Click the program description for more information and to register for the program.


Lets Deliver Mail

Let’s Deliver the Mail

(Designed for Preschool students)
Accommodates up to 25 students
Duration: 45 minutes
Available by advanced reservation at 10:30 am and 11:30 am, Tuesdays through Fridays.

This fun, action-packed program combines story time and an in-gallery activity for very young learners. Led by museum staff, students will read the story Let’s Deliver the Mail and then engage in pretend play as a mail carrier.


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Listen, Look & Do!

(Designed for Pre-K & Kindergarten students)
Accommodates up to 25 students
Duration: 45 minutes
Available by advanced reservation at 10:30 am and 11:30 am, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Filled with multi-sensory experiences, students read a story (Listen) with a museum educator, explore the museum (Look), and then engage in a related fun, activity (Do).

We offer twelve different themes—one theme per tour—allowing educators to pick a tour that best suits their teaching needs.

  • Alphabet and Animals

  • Black History

  • Colors and Shapes

  • Communications

  • Community Helpers

  • Fairy Tales

 
  • Feelings (Coming November 1)

  • Five Senses

  • Food (Coming November 1)

  • Transportation

  • Weather

  • Women’s History (Coming November 1)


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First Class Problem Solvers

(Designed for 1st through 3rd Graders)
Accommodates up to 30 students
Duration: 60 minutes
Available by advanced reservation at 10:15 am and 11:30 am, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Can you problem solve like the postal service? After learning and seeing examples of problem solving within the postal system, your students will have a chance to practice their own skills by solving one of two challenges: 1) safely ship a single potato chip without it breaking, or 2) build a pneumatic tube system to transport a marshmallow through town. Working in teams, students will present their strategies and decision-making process with the class to wrap up the project.


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Big Draw: National Postal Museum

(Designed for 3rd through 5th Graders)
Accommodates up to one class of students at a time
Duration: 50 minutes
Available by advanced reservation at 10:15 am and 11:30 am, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Do you know how a stamp design is selected for production and issue? In Big Draw, students learn all about the stamp design process—from the ways an artist must think about their artwork to the rules of images and themes permitted on stamps—and get to sketch their own stamp for consideration!

Big Draw: At Your School

(Designed for 3rd through 5th Graders)
Accommodates up to 50 students at a time
Duration: 50 minutes
Available by request for groups that cannot visit the museum in person.

Do you want your students to learn more about the history of US postage stamps, and art design but aren’t able to come to the museum? We’ll come to you!

Custom Educational Program

We are happy to work with educators to design specialized programs for students of all ages. Ranging from guided tours of our temporary exhibits to programs detailing the field of museum studies we will do our best to accommodate your needs and develop an outstanding educational experience. To discuss developing a custom educational program, please contact us or call 202-633-5535.