Cries of “Bingo!” will echo throughout the National Constitution Center during State of the Union Bingo, a highlight of the Center’s State of the Union Viewing Party. This unique version of the popular game engages participants in the president’s annual address to Congress, aired live at the National Constitution Center. The party kicks off with special tours and interactive programs. Light fare and a cash bar will be available.
Visitors who choose to play State of the Union Bingo will fill in their cards with current events, phrases the president might say, and actions he or others might make. Examples include: “bipartisanship,” “occupy,” “economy,” “standing ovation,” and “Vice President stands.” Winners will receive prizes, like tickets to the Center’s upcoming Bruce Springsteen exhibition, From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.
For those watching the address from home, Bingo cards are available for download. In addition, viewers can tap into the Center’s blog, Constitution Daily, which will feature expert coverage of the State of the Union and live blogging from the event at the Center.
Additional programming throughout the evening will include Constitutional Quizzo, the “Lurid Lives of the Founding Fathers” tour of Signers’ Hall and an interactive program about the history of the State of the Union.
Visitors also can submit their own Six Word State of the Union via text, which will appear on the talk back wall in the Center’s main exhibition as well as on the Center’s Facebook page and Twitter feed using the hash tag #NCCSOTU.
The Center’s donkey and elephant mascots, Donny and Ellie, also will make appearances throughout the night.