Presidential Spring Break 2016
March 23 to 30, 2016
It’s a Presidential Party this Spring Break at the National Constitution Center. Don’t let the learning stop just because school is out! Head to the museum and enjoy our newest exhibits, participate in a variety of great programs and activities, and learn all about our country’s commanders-in-chief!
Constitution 101 – Article II and The Presidency
The President wears many hats! At this interactive show, National Constitution Center staff members will explore Article II and the duties and requirements of the executive office, helping the visitor discover the ins and outs of Article II of the Constitution!
Growing Up, White House Style
Explore what it’s like to grow up in the White House as the children of America’s commander-in-chief! Through role-play dress-ups, and trivia questions visitors will step into the shoes of Alice Roosevelt, John Kennedy Jr., and other famous presidential kids!
270 or Bust: An Electoral College Game show!
In this quiz-show style game, visitors will assume the role of presidential candidates and attempt to earn the required 270 electoral votes to be elected! But, instead of earning the votes though campaigning, they will have to answer questions about U.S. states and the Electoral College, itself! The first visitor to reach 270 wins!
Decoding the Campaign Ad
Do you like Ike? Or is Kennedy for you? At our Campaign Ad Workshops, visitors will have a chance to compare and contrast historic campaign commercials. By looking at different slogans, listing to jingles, and studying the tactics, visitors will discover how these types of commercials have changed over the years
Arts and Craft Activities
Make and take home great crafts including Washington and Lincoln hats, campaign buttons, and even mini White Houses!
PLUS! March is Women’s History Month!
Women in the White House
In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the Center’s newest exhibit Headed to the White House, Presidential Spring Break will also feature a program highlighting the nation’s First Ladies. Particular attention will be paid to First Ladies and women in executive offices who played roles in shaping the administrations of various presidents, including Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Sarah Polk, Edith Wilson, Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ladybird Johnson, Madeline Albright, and more!