Sixth - Eighth Grades Educational Programs

Permanent Exhibit Programs & Tours

Best of Both Worlds
Clinton Foundation and Heifer International Partnership
This partnership allows students of all grades to tour the sites of two world-class, international, nonprofit organizations located in Little Rock. This visit will include tours of the Center and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained LEED Platinum Certification. The tours are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to two and-a-half hours.

The Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes the Center’s orientation film; a tour of its Cabinet Room; Life in the White House; Oval Office (“opening” to visitors in September 2015), and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is designed to be grade-level specific and lasts one hour and
15 minutes.

Ideas Matter
Ideas Matter is a self-guided tour that challenges young leaders to think about the ideas and qualities that have been important to President Clinton throughout his life. A custom-designed guidebook complements the tour and helps students learn about America’s achievements during President Clinton’s time in office. This tour will last one hour and 15 minutes.

Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Kosovo
As they assembled around the long table of the Cabinet Room, President Clinton, his Cabinet secretaries, and other government officials made tough choices about the nation’s future. We invite students to experience these high-level negotiations through a classroom activity that allows them to play the roles of foreign policy advisors who, among other things, planned and implemented military missions in Kosovo. The Civic Literacy Tour will utilize the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and the Policy Alcoves, in addition to a classroom component. Educators may choose between a one- or two-hour tour and program.
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Temporary Exhibit Programs

Xtreme BUGS
It's Classified
Bugs are fascinating and complex creatures. In this engaging activity, students will identify insects displayed in the exhibit. They will look at the number of legs and body segments, if the insect has an antenna, and if there are wings present. The students will use this information to classify the insect.

Special Events & Programs

CHOICES (Eighth Grade)
Presented in partnership with Economics Arkansas and CHOICES Education Group.
October 3, 17, 24, & 31, 2016
During Financial Planning Month in October, the Clinton Presidential Center will facilitate weekly sessions of CHOICES, a collaborative decision-making workshop that strives to encourage teens to make their education and future a priority. It is an interactive session that leads students through real-world exercises focusing on academic self-discipline, career skills, time and money management, human capital development, decision-making skills, and goal setting. CHOICES is an educational program that shows students they have the ability to control their own future and successes. This program is tailored toward eighth-grade students.

CHOICES is made possible by the generous support of Garcia Hamilton & Associates.

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Building Community (Sixth – Eighth Grades)
Presented in partnership with Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA).
February 6 • March 13 • April 10
This program includes a series of workshops inspired by President Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lifelong commitment to public service. These interactive workshops include team building activities, which encourage students to take an active role in building their communities.





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