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Upcoming Programs, Tours, and Field Trips for Elementary School Students

To schedule a tour, program, or field trip please contact Visitor Services.


Tours

Mini Presidential Tour (Pre-K - Second Grades)
Time: 45 minutes
The “Mini Presidential Tour” is docent-led and includes tours of the Oval Office, Life in the White House” and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is grade level specific.

The Student Presidential Tour (Third - Twelfth Grades)
Time: 75 minutes
“The Student Presidential Tour” is docent-led and includes the orientation film, a tour of the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Life in the White House, and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is designed to be grade level specific.

Ideas Matter (Fourth - Eighth Grades)
Time: 75 minutes
“Ideas Matter” is a docent-led 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 “Ideas Matter” guidebook complements the tour and helps students learn about America’s achievements during President Clinton’s time in office.

CALS at the Clinton Center - Fifth Grade Partnership
Through a transportation grant funded by both entities, this partnership enables Little Rock and Pulaski County Special School District fifth grade classes to travel to and from the main branch of the Central Arkansas Library System and the Clinton Center. The students will take a tour of the main library, receive a library card, and learn about resources available through CALS. Afterward, students visit the Clinton Center and participate in the “Ideas Matter Tour.” To schedule, please contact CALS at 501-918-3000.

Classroom Programs

Time: Programs will include a 20 minute, age appropriate classroom activity and a 40 minute tour to highlight a selection of our permanent and temporary exhibits.

Best of Both Worlds (Pre-K - Twelfth Grades)
Special Time: 2.5 hours
The Clinton Foundation and the Heifer International Partnership This partnership allows students of all grades to tour the sites of two first-class international nonprofit organizations located in Little Rock. This visit will include tours of the Clinton Center and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained LEED Platinum Certification. It is designed to be grade level specific.

Object Based Learning
Object-based learning programs create an educational atmosphere in which objects become central to the lesson. These programs are designed for students in pre-K through second grade. Special objects and artifacts will be available for the students to touch and hold, providing multiple ways to connect their minds with the subject matter. Each program will include classroom activities and a tour of the exhibits.
Special Time: 75 minutes

Holidays at the White House
Dates: November 2013 – March 2014
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.

National Symbols
Dates: March – May 2014
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 Center 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.

Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs

Time: Programs will include a 20 minute, age appropriate classroom activity and a 40 minute tour to highlight a selection of our permanent and temporary exhibits.

Presidential Pets
Dates: February 1, 2014 – April 27,2014
The Clinton Center pays tribute to presidential pets that helped make the White House a home. From snakes to chocolate labs, these famous pets provide a fun look at presidential history. This multimedia display will include artifacts from these companions in chief.

Presidential Pets (Pre-K – Second Grades)
Special Dates: February 1, 2014 – April 27, 2014
Students will learn about the beloved pets that have lived in the White House. Students will be introduced to presidential pets with a storytelling session of Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets, a book written by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Letters to Buddy and Socks (Third – Fifth Grades)
Special Dates: February 1, 2014 – April 27, 2014
Inspires children to share their ideas and wishes through writing letters to the first pets. In this writing activity and classroom reading of Dears Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids’ letters to the First Pets by Hillary Rodham Clinton, students will learn how letters to Socks and Buddy were received, sorted, and answered. Most importantly, they will experience the art of written communication.

Events

Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party (Pre-K - Third Grades)
Dates: March 3 - 7, 2014
Location: Great Hall
Get students excited about reading by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Clinton Center! Local celebrities will read their favorite books and share the joy of reading with elementary students in pre-k through third grades. Students will be treated to a special theatrical performance, will receive a book from the Dr. Seuss collection, and will enjoy birthday cupcakes. Make your reservations now! Limited space is available.

Arkansas High School Jazz Festival
Dates: April 25-26, 2014
Location: Clinton Center and Park
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, this free festival is an opportunity for students to enjoy and learn more about jazz, a truly American art form. In partnership with the Arkansas Jazz Educators, the Arkansas High School Jazz Festival will feature performances by top-ranking high school jazz bands from around the state, as well as showcase the talents of professional musicians. The public is invited to attend the performances. More details to be announced.

Celebrating Cultures
Date and Time: May 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Clinton Center and Park
Close out the school year with an international festival of activities sponsored by the Clinton Foundation and Riverfest. Held on the grounds of the Clinton Center, “Celebrating Cultures” gives students an opportunity to enjoy music, cultural performances, arts, crafts, and foods from around the world. Schools will register and showcase a culture, country, or cuisine of their choice. This activity is designed to be grade specific. More details to be announced.

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