Education Programs for Lower Elementary School Students (Pre-K – Second Grades)
The Clinton Presidential Library offers a variety of educational experiences for elementary, middle and high school classes visiting the museum. All student tours are scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. School groups, homeschool groups, and school personnel are admitted for FREE with a reservation. All additional adults will be admitted at the group rate of $8.00 per adult.
To make a reservation for a school group or field trip, fill out our online reservation form here.
Object-Based Learning Classroom Programs & Tours
Object-based learning programs create an educational atmosphere which artifacts become central to the lesson. Special objects will be available for students to view and touch, providing multiple ways for them connect with the subject matter. Each program includes classroom activities, as well as a tour of the exhibits, and lasts one hour and 15 minutes.
The Mini-Presidential Tour is an opportunity for students to follow in the footsteps of President Clinton from stops on the campaign trail to visits with men and women serving in the U.S. military. In the classroom, students will view and touch vintage campaign buttons and modern military challenge coins. Following the classroom activity, students will visit the campaign exhibit to view reproduction buttons from the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections and the Oval Office replica to view military challenge coins like those received by President Clinton. The docent-led tour also includes a visit to the Life in the White House exhibit.
Holidays at the White House
Each year, the White House hosts many events that celebrate our nation’s diversity. Students will learn more about these holiday traditions by viewing and touching the types of objects that are used during these celebrations. Following the classroom activity, the students will find similar artifacts in the Life in the White House exhibit. The docent-led tour also includes a visit to the Oval Office replica.
Why is the bald eagle a national symbol of this great nation? Why are there 50 stars on the U.S. flag? Bring your students to the Clinton Presidential Library to learn these answers and much more. Students will be introduced to national symbols through a hands-on classroom activity. They will find national symbols – the bald eagle, the American flag, the Presidential Seal, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House – while exploring the Oval Office replica and the Life in the White House exhibit.
Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs
White House Green Building
September 8, 2018 – March 24, 2019
The Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
You’re never too young to go GREEN. In our temporary exhibit White House, Green Building, students will learn about how President Clinton worked to protect the environment and what makes the Clinton Presidential Library a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. In the library classroom, students will practice simple steps they can take to help save the planet.
White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
September 15, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Presented by the Clinton Foundation
As First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton wanted to ensure the White House reflected the diversity and creativity of our great nation. This exhibit gives students the opportunity to see how the diversity of shapes, symmetry, and patterns are all vital parts of the artistic expression. After touring, students will be given the materials to create their own piece of art using sculpting clay and texture tools. By manipulating the clay through a guided activity, students will engage their senses through art. Their imaginations are their only limits!
Clinton Foundation Special Events & Programs
Read for the Record
October 25, 2018 • 9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This fall, the Clinton Center will participate in the 13th annual “Read for the Record” campaign, which highlights the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child. Join us as local celebrities read Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy and Terasa Howell. Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation – and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Each student who participates will receive a copy of Maybe Something Beautiful, available in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party
February 25 – March 1, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Get students excited about reading by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Clinton Presidential Library! Local celebrities will read from their favorite books and share their love of reading with elementary-aged students. Students will receive a book from the Dr. Seuss collection and enjoy a birthday surprise. Make your reservations now! Limited space is available.
School Group Tour Information
All student tours are scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Students, homeschool groups, and school personnel are admitted for FREE with a reservation. All additional adults will be admitted at the group rate of $8.00 per adult. To make a reservation for a school group, complete our online reservation form at www.clintonfoundation.org/cpcschooltour or call Volunteer and Visitor Services at 501.748.0419.
Limited bus transportation grants for school districts are available. For more information, please contact the Clinton Foundation education department at 501.748.0557.
Transportation assistance is made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America Foundation.
42 bar and table
Our award-winning on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, can provide healthy lunches for your school visit. For more information about menu options, contact the restaurant at 501.537.0042.
Clinton Museum Store
The Clinton Museum Store, now located inside the lobby of the Clinton Presidential Library, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Special packages for school groups are available. Call 501.748.0400 for more information. Shop online at www.clintonmuseumstore.com.
Oval Office Group Photos
Following your student group tour, photos of your group in the Oval Office are available for purchase from an exclusive photographer.