Lower Elementary Programs


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.

 

Tours

Mini-Presidential Tour
The Mini-Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes a tour of the Oval Office, the Life in the White House exhibit, and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is grade level specific and lasts 45 minutes.

Kindergarten Mini Presidential Tour Frameworks
First Grade Mini-Presidential Tour Frameworks
Second Grade Mini-Presidential Tour Frameworks

 

Object-Based Learning Programs

Object-based learning programs create an educational atmosphere which artifacts become central to the lesson. Special objects will be available, providing multiple ways to connect students’ thoughts with the subject matter. Each program includes classroom activities, as well as a tour of the exhibits, and lasts one hour and 15 minutes.

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 permanent exhibit, Life in the White House. The docent-led tour also includes the Oval Office and the current temporary exhibit.

Kindergarten Holidays at the White House Frameworks
First Grade Holidays at the White House Frameworks
Second Grade Holidays at the White House Frameworks

National Symbols
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 permanent exhibit. The docent-led tour also includes the Oval Office, Life in the White House, and the current temporary exhibit.

Kindergarten National Symbols Frameworks
First Grade National Symbols Frameworks
Second Grade National Symbols Frameworks

 

Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs

COMING SOON, FALL 2018 – New Temporary Exhibits
White House, Green Building: September 8th, 2018 – March 24th, 2019
White House Collection of American Crafts:   September 15th, 2018 – March 3rd, 2019

 

Special Events

Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party
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.
2019 Dates TBA

Kindergarten Dr. Seuss Frameworks
First Grade Dr. Seuss Frameworks
Second Grade Dr. Seuss Frameworks

 

School Group Tour Information

Practical 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.

Transportation Assistance
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.