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Teacher Resource Guides are available – Download now!

Students will get the opportunity to use The Capital Wheel to study concepts in math, engineering, and geography.

Download the free Common Core Compliant Teacher Resource Guides below for educational programs you can complete within your classroom, and then expand your education by taking a field trip to The Capital Wheel upon completion!

Benefit from group discounts and special school pricing while taking a ride 180’ above the Potomac River.

Teacher Resource Guides

Teacher Resource Guide Details:

·         3 separate guides available for grades 6-8 and 9-12

·         Use concepts such as gravity, inertia, speed,  and engineering to learn about The Capital Wheel

·         Discover and learn about landmarks and places of interest visible from the gondolas

Middle School Guides (grades 6-8):  Overcoming Gravity, The Wilson Connection, Potomac Crossing

High School Guides (grades 9-12):  Overcoming Gravity, The Wilson Connection, Potomac Crossing


Expand your education outside of the classroom!

Student Groups & Field Trip Details:

Traveling to Washington, D.C.? Visit The Capital Wheel at National Harbor for a fun-filled evening to let loose! 

Students can purchase The Capital Wheel tickets for $10.00/ticket + tax. Click here to download our program information sheet!

Hawthorne Tours said, "The students loved it and I think are going to add this to the itinerary next year!"

Scouts: Learn What Makes The Capital Wheel Spin!

Program Includes:    

  • Participation Patch
  • Activity Worksheet
  • Ticket to experience The Capital Wheel


  • $10.00/scout + tax
  • $12.00/adult + tax
  • Combination ticket: $15.50/scout + tax includes ticket to the Capital Wheel & unlimited Carousel rides

Click here for more information on The Capital Wheel's Scout program

Troop 3399 from Alexandria, VA said, "Thank you SO MUCH!!! We had a great time yesterday and everything was well-organized."



Groups of 25 guests or more can purchase tickets at our group rate of $12.00/ticket + tax. For more information or to book, call Melissa Norris, Sales & Marketing Manager (301) 857-0145 or


Motorcoach Parking:

For more information about day-time or overnight motorcoach parking, click here.






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