The U.S. Botanic Garden's "Morning at the Museum" program provides museum access for individuals with cognitive and sensory-processing disabilities by providing pre-visit preparation materials, a calmer visitation period for registered participants and a welcoming quiet "take-a-break" space.
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November 20, 2015
This year the tree traveled more than 4,000 miles from the Chugach National Forest. It is the first tree to come from Alaska, the first tree to travel by sea and land to reach the nation's Capitol, and the first Lutz spruce selected for the Capitol Christmas tree.
November 19, 2015
The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation facility (Packard Campus) located in Culpeper, Virginia, recently received the Virginia Water Environment Association's (VWEA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Industrial Waste and Pretreatment.
October 26, 2015
The recently dedicated Hart Senate Office Building solar panel system is one of the largest federal systems in the Washington, D.C. area. The system furthers the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to sustainable and cost-efficient energy reduction measures.
August 26, 2015
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business!
August 14, 2015
The Statue of Freedom — one of the most visible, symbolic and treasured pieces of art at the Capitol — will undergo its regular maintenance this September.
July 31, 2015
Knowing that the U.S. Capitol Rotunda would be closed to visitors to prepare for restoration, the Capitol Visitor Center have developed a Rotunda app that offers a virtual tour.
June 10, 2015
Sustainable landscaping program SITES, developed by United States Botanic Garden and partners, was launched today by Green Business Certification Inc.
April 27, 2015
The anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birth coincidentally marks the beginning of conservation efforts for his Washington, D.C., memorial to its original glory. Grant Memorial is the largest statuary group in the city, and Grant's sculpture is among the largest equestrian statues in the world.
February 21, 2013
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks will be joining the United States Capitol art collection following an unveiling ceremony that day.