Spend Presidents Day weekend learning about the presidents at the National Constitution Center.
Admission is FREE on Presidents Day, February 19, 2018, courtesy of TD Bank
Presidents Day Activities include:
- Story Corner, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Story Corner is designed to engage our youngest visitors with fascinating tales about Presidents and African American Heroes.
- Presidential Costume Contest, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children are encouraged to come to the National Constitution Center dressed as a U.S. president or First Lady to enter the Center’s presidential costume contest. Children ages 12 and under are eligible to participate. The most original costume, as judged by a panel of presidential reenactors, will be awarded a family membership, valued at $95. Winners will be selected during the noon Kids Town Hall program.
- Kids Town Hall: Meet the Presidents, 12 p.m.
Visitors can participate in a special Kids Town Hall with some very famous guests –Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The Presidents will be available to sign autographs and for photo opportunities before and after the program!
Presidents Weekend Activities Include:
- Constitution 101: The Presidency and Article II, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
At this interactive show, visitors explore Article II and the duties and requirements of the executive office, take part in “Who am I?’ questions as well as presidential role-play scenarios.
- Breaking Barriers Show, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
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.
- Hail to the Chief Quiz Game, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visitors can learn about the role of the president and the history of the executive branch during the Hail to the Chief Quiz Game. Participants will race against the clock to answer questions from a variety of categories, including “Before They Were President,” “Elections and Inaugurations,” and “Presidential Pets.”
- Giant Game Board Activity, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As part of our interactive daily programming in February, visitors can test their knowledge of African-American history at our Giant Game Board.
- Activity Tables, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visitors can make and take home crafts including Washington and Lincoln hats, model and campaign buttons. Visitors can also decorate magnets featuring heroes from African American History.
National Constitution Center is at 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106. President’s Day Weekend hours of operation are as follows: SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. SUNDAY: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. MONDAY: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Learn more about The National Constitution Center in our previous blog posts about this great Philadelphia museum.