U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Cortina Productions produced 12 interactive and video programs for the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC. The Visitor Center opened in December 2008 and serves the nearly three million visitors attracted to the U.S. Capitol each year. The Capitol Visitor Center was designed to accommodate high-volume crowds by offering 20 interactive stations for guests to explore. At these stations, visitors can test their knowledge of the U.S. Congress through a fun quiz and access information on members of Congress since its inception in 1789. Through an exciting 360-degree virtual tour, they can journey through 17 formal rooms of the U.S. Capitol not available to the general public while discovering highlights about 100 historical items in the rooms. Video timelines examine the important acts of Congress since its creation in 1789 to the present, giving guests an overall perspective of the scope and weight of the legislative branch of government. The exhibits use archival footage and still imagery as well as beautifully photographed, high-definition visuals of the U.S. Capitol Building’s interiors and exteriors.

Exhibit Design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates
AV Systems by D&P