Programs are subject to change. Please check the visitor guide upon arrival at the Center for the most current information on the day’s events.
Exhibition Gallery Talks
Join our education staff for an overview of what you’ll see and learn in the exhibitions.
Looking for a great day to visit the museum? We offer the nation's best civic holiday celebrations with fun, educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages. Learn about upcoming civic holidays here.
Balance of Powers
Explore scale models of the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. You’ll get a fascinating look at the buildings, the people who work in them, and the checks and balances of the three branches of government.
Civil War Artifact Cart
Search for clues about the past as you handle authentic Civil War artifacts.
Decoding the Document: Emancipation Proclamation
Take a closer look at the Center’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation to learn more about its history and connection to the Civil War and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
Giant Constitutional Board Game
Compete to make it to the finish line first as you’re quizzed on the Constitution and American history. What makes this game unforgettable: you are the game piece!
Hail to the Chief: Presidential Trivia
In this game-show-inspired presidential trivia competition, you’ll test your knowledge of commanders in chief throughout American history.
This live theatrical performance brings today’s headlines and constitutional debates to life. Check our calendar for upcoming performance dates.
Do you know how paper was made in the 1700s? Find out as you make your own paper step by step.
Political Cartoons 101
Laugh and learn with our education staff as you examine some of history’s most popular and influential political cartoons
In our old-fashioned print shop, complete with a working replica of a printing press from the 1700s, you can print the same way Benjamin Franklin did.
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106