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Investigating Where We Live


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Investigating Where We Live brings together creative teens from across the D.C. metropolitan area to connect with the people and history of Washington, D.C. and share their views of the city. The program is free, and lunch is provided.

What will I do? 

  • Explore D.C. and meet people who live and work here
  • Learn how to take great photographs and develop a portfolio of your work
  • Meet like-minded teens from across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
  • Collaborate with photographers, designers, and museum professionals
  • Plan, design, and install a museum exhibition of your view of Washington, D.C. 

When is it? 

Investigating Where We Live meets for 15 sessions over five weeks in the summer from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

2017 Program dates:

  • July: 5–7*, 11–13, 18–20, 25–27
  • August: 1–3
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, August 5, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
*Due to July 4th holiday, the first week of the program will meet on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Who should apply?

Current middle and high school students, ages 13 – 18, who are:

  • willing and able to commit to the entire program,
  • interested in learning about art, photography, design, museums, or how to be more involved in your city, and
  • open to working in teams and sharing your ideas. 

Application available February 6 through March 26.

Want to see more?

Follow Teen Programs on Facebook or Instagram to see the programs in action. Subscribe to the Teen Programs mailing list to receive announcements about application process and dates.      


Investigating Where We Live is generously supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; DAVIS Construction; Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance; and two anonymous donors. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official meal provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.