Educator Open Houses

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

Upcoming Open Houses: Educator Appreciation Day

To cap off National Teacher Appreciation Week, on Saturday, May 12, the National Constitution Center will welcome educators for  a day of special programs highlighting the newest exhibition: Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation.

Advance registration is required and space is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis.  To register for Educator Appreciation Day, click here.

Educator Appreciation Day includes:

  • FREE admission for you and one (1) guest
  • Access to all of the Center’s exhibitions, including Freedom Rising, Signers’ Hall, American Treasures, and the newest exhibition: Hamilton:  The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation.
  • Exclusive tours, workshops, shows, and Hamilton trivia
  • A 20% discount at the Museum Store
  • A 20% discount at Delegates’ Café
  • Complimentary, light refreshments
  • Discounted, $10, all-day parking the Center’s garage (as available)


Educator Appreciation Day will take place during normal museum hours, 9:30AM to 5:00PM, with special programming from 10AM to 3PM.

Programs include:

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM – Alexander Hamilton Show – an interactive show about the early life of Alexander Hamilton! 
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM – Living News – a dynamic, 25-minute, fast-paced, up-close, theatrical performance introduces current and controversial issues to help visitors make personal connection to the Constitution and it relevance to their lives.  A conversation with the actors will follow the performance.
  • 11:15AM-12:00PM – Hamilton Guided Experience Tour – the ultimate Hamilton museum experience!  Learn about the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals in the new, feature exhibit Hamilton:  The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation.  Next, meet Hamilton in Signers’ Hall and learn about his role in the Constitutional Convention.  Finally, explore The Story of We the People and learn about Hamilton’s influence on our early party system and the separation of powers.  (Space is limited for this exclusive tour.  Be sure to sign up at the registration table when you check in on May 12.)
  • 12:00PM-12:15PM – Hamilton Trivia – If memorized the musical and read all the books cover-to-cover, this is your chance to put your Hamilton knowledge to the test.
  • 1:00PM-1:45PM – Interactive Constitution Workshop – Explore innovative, nonpartisan, online teaching resources from the National Constitution Center that promote constitutional literacy through a framework of historical foundations through storytelling; constitutional thinking skills; and civil dialogue and reflection.  The workshop is led by the Center’s Director of Education.
  • 2:00PM-2:15PM – Alexander Hamilton Show (same as the 10:00AM) show
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM – Hamilton Guided Experience Tour (same at the 11:15AM tour)

Advance registration is required and space is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis.  To register for Educator Appreciation Day, click here.


If you have any questions about Educator Appreciation Day, please contact the Center’s Education Department at [email protected]  To stay informed about other upcoming professional development opportunities sign up for the Center’s Educator E-newsletter here.

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