Object-based learning programs create an educational atmosphere in which objects become central to the lesson. These programs include a classroom lesson where special artifacts will be available for little leaders to touch and hold, providing multiple ways for them to connect with the subject matter. Additionally, students will participate in a docent-led tour that includes the Oval Office and Life in the White House exhibits. Educators should choose one of the three programs below; each lasts 75 minutes.
We invite your little leaders to follow in the footsteps of President Clinton. The Mini-Presidential Tour will encourage students to think big with a hands-on lesson
where students will view and touch replicas of military challenge coins and actual campaign buttons from the 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns. Following the classroom activity, students will tour the exhibit and find the military challenge coins and campaign buttons on display while they tour the Oval Office and Life in the White House exhibits.
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 holding 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 exhibit.
Why is the bald eagle a national symbol of this great nation? Why are there 50 stars on the U.S. flag? Students will learn the answers to these questions through a hands-on classroom activity. They will find national symbols – the eagle, the flag, the Presidential Seal, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House – while exploring the permanent exhibits. The docent-led tour also includes the Oval Office and Life in the White House exhibits.
The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
As First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton wanted to ensure the White House reflected thediversity 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!
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 Teresa 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.
Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children.
Get students excited about reading at our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Local celebrities will read from their favorite books and share their love of reading with elementary students. Students will receive a book from the Dr. Seuss collection and enjoy a birthday surprise. Make your reservations now! Limited space is available.
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation; the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree; and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national bipartisan executive-style leadership development initiative. Additionally, the Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, presenting 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, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table; 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