Special Events & Programs

Annual Head of the Class Bash (Pre-K – Twelfth Grades)
Presented in partnership with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Dept. of Health, Arkansas Dept. of Education, Arkansas Foodbank, Arkansas Otolaryngology Center, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Forty Two, Little Rock Police Department, Little Rock Fire Department, and the North Little Rock Lions Club.
August 6, 2016 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We kicked-off the new school year at our Annual Head of the Class Bash. The first 2,000 students received free backpacks and back-to-school supplies. We also provided free immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, computer coding demonstrations, and much more.

Head of the Class Bash was made possible by the generous support of 3M andDelta Dental.

Conversations with Anne – (Sixth – Twelfth Grades)
Presented in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.
October 6, 2016 • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & noon - 1:30 p.m.
Join us at the Clinton Presidential Center for “Conversations with Anne,” a one-act solo performance taken directly from Anne’s diary. This play gives the audience an interactive look at Anne’s experience of her time in hiding. After the performance, the actress will answer questions in character. The diary and spirit of Anne Frank are used in the performance to educate young people and communities in the U.S. about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire them to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.

Black History Month Student Programs (Third – Eighth Grades)
Presented in partnership with Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School.
School Programs: February 22, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - noon
Public Program: February 26, 2017 • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
We will celebrate Black History Month with a series of historically-rooted performances by Parkview High School drama, choir, and orchestra students. This annual educational and entertaining experience informs students of events that influenced the history of our country. Additional program details will be announced.

Spring Break at the Center
Presented in partnership with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
March 20 - 24, 2017
In conjunction with Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!, students will fine-tune their musical skills at the Instrumental Petting Zoo, a chance for students to see, hear, and touch musical instruments. Additional exhibit-related activities will be announced. Spring Break activities are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center still apply.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Mentoring Session: March 4, 2017 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fashion Show: April 9, 2017 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The sixth annual Curbside Couture, Arkansas’s largest “green” fashion show, will feature recycled and up cycled designs. Third-Twelfth grade students are invited to apply their creativity and technical skills to create wearable designs made of recycled material. Students will have the opportunity to attend a mentoring session with acclaimed fashion designers, including Korto Momolu, who was first runner-up in Project Runway’s fifth season, and the Clinton Center’s own Connie Fails. For more information about the event, please contact Connie Fails at 501-748- 0405, 501-258-1127, or [email protected].

In 2016, Curbside Couture was made possible by the generous support of Friends of Patrick, Laura and Kyle Winning, Thea Foundation, Beth and Mike Coulson, Nancy Green and Rich Cosgrove, Michael Hickerson, Dennis Long, L’Oreal, Mindi and Dan Moore, and Leslie Singer.

Bridge to the Future (Infant – Age Eight)
Presented with Central Arkansas Library System, HIPPY Arkansas, Knowledge Tree, and Renaissance Learning.
May 20, 2017* • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  *rain date
Bridge to the Future is a free community festival that encourages students to read throughout the summer break in an effort to avoid learning loss. The festival brings together community organizations to provide fun, educational activities for kids, and literacy, health, and safety resources for parents.
Culinary Camp

Registration for 2017 is currently full. Stay tuned for upcoming information on how to register for 2018.
The culinary staff of Forty Two and the staff of the Educational Programs Department lead this unique week-long summer day camp. Over four years, student chefs learn proper kitchen techniques, discuss nutritional information, visit local farms, tour the kitchens of popular chefs, and much more. Students participate in exciting food challenges throughout the week and conclude by preparing a special reception to reveal their new culinary skills to family members and guests. 

Super Summer Saturdays
June 17 and 24; July 8, 15, 22, and 29; and August 5, 2017
Each year, the Clinton Center welcomes families to enjoy free activities during Summer Saturdays, at which we offer fun and educational family programs.
Super Summer Saturday activities are free, but regular admission fees to tour the permanent and temporary exhibits apply.




Upcoming Events

The Clinton Center

The Clinton Center is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation. A world-class educational and cultural venue, the Clinton Center hosts a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, and presents a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website