Friday, February 13 – Monday, February 16, 2016
This year, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day fall on the same weekend, so you can show your love for all of our countries presidents at the National Constitution Center! Visitors to the museum will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander in chief. At craft activity tables, children can create presidential masks, design their own presidential seals, and more. Guests also are invited to join in a special Presidential Tour of the Museum’s main exhibition. During Presidential Trivia, participants will race against the clock to answer questions about presidential elections, inaugurations, and even pets!
• On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, visitors will learn stories of John and Abigail Adams, James and Dolley Madison, and other great presidential romances
• On Monday, February 16, join us for a Kids Town Hall, and get to meet some very special guests: Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt!
Dress your kid up like a president this Presidents Day and you could win a free family membership to the National Constitution Center!
Kids ages 12 and under are eligible to participate. The most original costume, as judged by a panel of “presidents,” will be awarded a family membership, valued at $95. Membership benefits include unlimited free admission for 2 adults and 4 children for one year.
One free Freedom Family membership, valued at $95. Benefits include:
Plus, opening just in time for Presidents Day, the museums newest feature exhibition, Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.” Join us for a special ribbon cutting on February 13, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
And don’t forget: February is also African American History Month! The museum is offering special programs all month long, including special activities and free admission on Monday, February 16, 2015, courtesy of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, 2015 sponsor of African American History Month at the National Constitution Center.
*The National Constitution Center will have extended hours on Sunday, February 15, 2015. The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. that day.
Kids Town Hall: Meet the Presidents
Monday, February 16, 12 p.m.
Join us for a special Kid’s Town Hall with some very famous guests – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Monday, February 16
Stop by our story corner and enjoy classic tales from African American History.
Creating Camelot Exhibition Tours
Join our education staff to explore our latest exhibition.
Breaking Barriers Show
The interactive Breaking Barriers show examines the lives of Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, and other groundbreaking African Americans throughout American history—providing insight into the struggles they faced and the rights they secured for all citizens. Their inspiring stories reveal how one individual’s civic actions can impact a nation.
Decoding the Document: Emancipation Proclamation Document Workshop
Take a closer look at the museum’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation to learn more about its history, the history of the Civil War, and the background of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
African American History Self-Guided Tour
Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in African American history. Featuring:
Giant Game Board Activity
As part of our interactive daily programming in February, test your knowledge of African American history at our Giant Game Board.
This engaging, interactive lesson traces the history of the American presidency and features a special introduction by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos—former adviser and communications director for President Bill Clinton. Join constitutional experts and the Center’s education staff to explore why it was important for our young nation to have an executive branch, and why nevertheless some people were worried about giving it too much power. We’ll also take a trip to a very special location in America’s presidential history.
African American History Month at the National Constitution Center is sponsored by
Who is your favorite president? Come up with three reasons for your choice.