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School’s Out! Presidents Day - FREE admission

02/18/2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Looking for some fun on your school holiday? Join us for a presidential celebration and help Kennedy design a rocket for the moon, assist Eisenhower in developing a new transportation system and help Jefferson purchase Louisiana.

Today's admission is free!

Here's what you'll uncover today:

Presidential Address: Presidents have provided us with some great speeches that still inspire us today. Take your turn at the podium and try delivering some of the most memorable speeches from the past.

Presidential Firsts: The Typewriter
Did you know that in 1880, Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to have a typewriter in the White House? Try your hand at sending an 1880s tweet!

VPOTUS Trivia: One of the most important roles of the Vice President is to take over if something happens to the president. Test your VPOTUS knowledge in this trivia activity. 

On The Road Again: Dwight D, Eisenhower was the champion for the creation of the U.S. Interstate Highway System in the 1950s. Explore the impact this system has had on America, estimate travel times prior to the system, and share your thoughts on the future of travel.