Educator Open Houses

Educators can enjoy FREE sneak previews of the museum's feature exhibitions and participate in special programs.

Educator Open House

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

Please RSVP in advance to reserve your spot. Call 215-409-6800 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Join us at a special FREE night for educators at the National Constitution Center.

Leave the kids at school and take a trip with your colleagues to the Museum of We the People. Educators will be the first to view our must-see feature exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello before it opens to the public!

Who should attend the Educator Open House?
•    Teachers
•    Homeschool educators
•    School district administrators
•    Student teachers

Why attend?
•    Get FREE admission to the National Constitution Center, including main and feature exhibitions
•    Learn about the museum’s innovative civic education resources, trainings, programs, tools, and field trips
•    Attend presentations and gather information from our local museum and cultural partners
•    Receive FREE classroom-ready resources
•    Enjoy FREE light refreshments
•    Enter to win a FREE Field Trip and other door prizes courtesy of the National Constitution Center Group Sales Department Event Admission and Registration
•    Free for registered educators only

Due to space limitations, children, family members, and guests may not attend open house.


Schedule of Events

Educational Partner Tables
4 – 7 p.m.
Grand Hall Overlook (2nd Floor)
Visit with the National Constitution Center’s colleagues from across Independence Mall and around the city to learn more about other local attractions, field trip opportunities, and educational resources. Don’t forget to stop by the National Constitution Center’s table and be entered to win a FREE field trip.

Refreshments and Networking
4 – 7 p.m.
Grand Hall Overlook (2nd Floor)
Enjoy light refreshments while getting the chance to mix and mingle with other local educators as well as the museum’s education staff. Talk one-on-one with the Constitution Center’s team and learn more about the museum’s educational programming.

Curator Tour of Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello*
4:15 p.m.
Feature Exhibition Gallery (1st Floor)
Join Susan Stein, Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, for an exclusive tour.

Constitution Café Workshop with Chris Phillips*
4:30 p.m.
Kirby Auditorium (2nd Floor)
Join National Constitution Center Senior Education Fellow Chris Phillips, who will lead educators in a spirited discussion about the U.S. Constitution, based on his popular book Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution.

Freedom Rising
Performances on the hour at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Kimmel Theater (entrance on 1st Floor)
Don’t miss the museum’s stirring theatrical production Freedom Rising, a 17-minute journey from the founding of the nation through present day.
Q&A with Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello Curator *
5:15 p.m.
Kirby Auditorium (2nd Floor)
Join Susan Stein, the Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, for a discussion. Q & A opportunity following the discussion. Act 48 credits available.

Educational Resource Overview
5:30, 6:30 p.m.
Grand Hall Overlook (2nd Floor)
Learn more about the educational programming available both onsite at the museum and in the classroom from the National Constitution Center.

Living News Presentation
Grand Hall Overlook (2nd Floor)
5:45 p.m.
Enjoy an excerpt from the museum’s engaging production of Living News, which incorporates video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts, and features three actors in different roles.

Constitution Hall Pass Presentation
Grand Hall Overlook (2nd Floor)
Learn more about the museum’s premier education resource, Constitution Hall Pass—a fun, free, video lesson and live chat series that’s a hit with students and educators nationwide.

*Act 48 credits offered

Join us on Social Media!

Show us that you like the National Constitution Center on social media and receive an extra entry for a chance to win FREE class field trip!
#SELFIESTATION at the entrance to the Feature Exhibition Gallery
Share your thoughts about the exhibition and/or your photos from tonight on social media. Don’t forget to tag the Constitution Center and use the #NCCEdNight. We will RT or share our favorite submissions—AND you will receive an extra entry for the FREE class field trip drawing!

Call 215-409-6800 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Be sure to type Educators' Open House 2014 in the subject line.
Please include your name and contact information, school, grade, subject you teach, number of teachers and other adults who will attend with you.