Permanent Exhibit Programs & Tours
Educators may add a classroom discussion and screening of the Clinton Center’s orientation film where President Clinton tells his life story in the context of the American experience during the 20th century. This will add an additional 20 minutes to your visit.The Student Presidential Tour
This signature tour inspires students to learn more about the life and legacy of the 42nd President of the United States by introducing them to the important issues and policies addressed by the Clinton Administration. While viewing a selection of the Policy Alcoves, there will be dedicated time to discuss the Protecting the Earth alcove and examine how President Clinton protected the air and water in the U.S. and abroad. Students will have the opportunity to sit at the Cabinet Room table, explore the Oval Office, understand the significance of a White House State Visit, and study the essential role and impact of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. This tour will last up to 90 minutes.
Best of Both Worlds
In Partnership with Heifer International
Ideas MatterSelf- Guided Tour
This partnership allows students to visit the sites of two international nonprofit organizations in Little Rock. This experience will include a guided Student Presidential Tour at the Clinton Center and a guided tour of Heifer Village. Best of Both Worlds is designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 140 minutes. Students will spend 60 minutes at the Clinton Center and 60 minutes at Heifer. An additional 20 minutes are included for travel from the Clinton Center to Heifer.
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 up to 60 minutes.
Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Kosovo
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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 experience that allows them to play the roles of foreign policy advisors who, among other things, planned and implemented military missions in Kosovo. The newly updated Civic Literacy Tour infuses contemporary history, photos, and speeches to commemorate 20 years since North Atlantic Treaty Organization secured the freedom of Kosovar Albanians – a plan spearheaded by President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Following the classroom component, students will visit the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and selected Policy Alcoves. This program will last up to 60 minutes.
Hope, Endurance, and Justice
During this 60-minute experience, students will visit The Anne Frank Tree installation and examine four historical episodes – the Holocaust, the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957 – which serve as poignant and painful reminders of the complicated journey toward social justice in Arkansas and around the world. Following the guided tour, students will participate in a moderated discussion of topical issues of the day, reflecting on the themes of hope, endurance, and justice.
Temporary Exhibit Tours
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
April 27-October 27, 2019
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Most students are familiar with the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Washed Ashore highlights how these conservation efforts can improve the environment and our oceans. While viewing the exhibit’s art pieces, students will learn more about ecology and the way plastic is affecting our ecosystem. They will also discuss how they can actively reduce plastic use in their daily lives. This tour will last up to 60 minutes.
In partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
This partnership, inspired by Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, allows students to visit the sites of two organizations in Little Rock. This experience will include a tour of Washed Ashore at the Clinton Center and a tour of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Waterways is designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 140 minutes. Students will spend 60 minutes at the Clinton Center and 60 minutes at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. An additional 20 minutes are included for travel.
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Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas
The Mighty Mississippi: The HeART and Soul of the Southern Delta
December 2019-March 2020
… Like It’s 1999: American Pop Culture in the 1990s
November 23, 2019-May 17, 2020
Special Events & Programs
Civics Capstone Project Fair – Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going
April 2020 • Great Hall
The Civics Capstone Project Fair encourages middle school students to get informed, get inspired, and take action, while gaining a deeper understanding of current civic issues presented to them by their peers. Each year, high school civics students in the Little Rock School District create their own civic engagement projects. Bring your middle school students to see how these high school students’ innovative civic engagements make the world a better place. Selected students from each of the five LRSD high schools will be on site to discuss their projects.
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