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Free Admission to the National Constitution Center on MLK Day

Taken from a National Constitution Center website.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Center will offer FREE admission on Monday, January 18, 2010, compliments of Merck. Visit our calendar of events for details about the day’s events and activities at the Center.

The Center’s Museum Programs staff introduces two programs for the new year that make learning about the Constitution an interactive, fun and memorable experience! Check out the features section of the newsletter to learn more about Virtual Field Trips, A Night in History Sleepovers, and FREE programs from the Traveling History and Civics Program for Philadelphia public schools.

Are you currently a National Constitution Center member? Visit the Member’s Corner of the newsletter to find out about exclusive members only offers and events for the upcoming exhibition, Ancient Rome & America.

New Museum Programs Arrive in 2010

The Center’s Museum Programs staff announces two new programs for 2010 that will evoke curiosity among your students. Check out the new programs below and learn more about the FREE offer to Philadelphia public schools for the Traveling History and Civics Program online at

Virtual Field Trips*
Program Length: 45 minutes
Grades: 2 – 12
Cost: $125
Contact Huyen Ta at 215.409.6754 to book your class today

The visit may be virtual, but the experience is real! Take a virtual field trip to the Center and walk among the 42 life-sized statues in Signers’ Hall. Our knowledgeable education staff will bring the Constitutional Convention to life for your students as they tour the exhibit and learn about the controversies and compromises that resulted in our nation’s founding document. Students will also get an up-close and in-depth look at the Pennsylvania Packet, the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution on display at the Center. Students will engage in primary source analysis to decode the document and then take in the Center’s stunning view of Independence Hall to understand that the close of the Convention was just the beginning of the story of We, the People.

*requires internet and flash ready browser

A Night in History: A Sleepover at the
National Constitution Center
February 20 and March 5
$55 per person
Ages: 6 – 13
Contact Kerry Sautner at 215.409.6730 for reservations
and information
Spend the night at the National Constitution Center and see how history comes alive as the rest of the city sleeps. Discover what it’s like to be a president, colonist, explorer of the Wild West or American solider for one night. Experience the lifestyles of children who grew up in different eras throughout history during our interactive show, Growing Up, American Style. Enjoy the Hunt for the Oval Office scavenger hunt, a hands-on history detective workshop, and private access to our exhibits and interactive programs. A Night in History is a memorable overnight program perfect for families, youth groups, scout troops, schools, and community organizations.

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