The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including its signature Presidents’ Day Family Festival featuring presidential storytelling, activities and performances.
$2 Off Museum Admission with Special Buzzword
In celebration of Presidents’ Day week, visit the JFK Library on Facebook or Twitter from February 15-23, 2014, to find out our special Presidents’ Day buzzword. Tell our front desk the buzzword and receive $2 off admission prices. Family-friendly Highlights Tours will be offered throughout the week with paid museum admission.
Presidents’ Day Family Festival – Monday, February 17, 2014
On Monday February 17 from 10:30am-4:00pm, the Kennedy Library will host its fourth annual Family Festival featuring presidential storytelling, creative activities, museum tours and demonstrations, and live musical performances to bring the Library to life in new ways for all ages.
Children can create Lincoln top hats and presidential portrait collages, and try out other crafts, games, and hands-on activities. Featured presidents will include John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who will share stories about their lives and times, and speak with each other. First Lady Abigail Adams will invite families to take part in a hands-on program on daily life and family fun including the opportunity for children to try on eighteenth-century clothing. First Lady Dolley Madison will present an etiquette activity showcasing special occasions at the White House and will tell stories about life during the War of 1812. Additionally, Dr. Debbie Douglas from MIT will present on NASA rocket models created during various presidential administrations. The festival will close with a special free performance by the Harvard Din and Tonics, who will sing their versions of Kennedy campaign songs and pop songs from yesterday and today. Special festival activities are free with paid admission and children age 17 and under are admitted free of charge on Festival day.
View full schedule here.
Ice Cream Sundae Bar – Monday, February 17 and Wednesday , February 19, 2014
On Monday (2/17) and Wednesday (2/19), from 11:00am-2:00pm, the Café at the JFK Library will offer a Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar in the Museum’s Pavilion. Kids and adults alike can enjoy chocolate and vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and a variety of toppings for $4.00 each. The café will also be serving family-friendly fare throughout Presidents’ week.
Free Children’s Program – Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Celebrate! Presents Len Cabral – Stories of Color from Around the World
On Wednesday (2/19), from 10:30am-11:30am, internationally known storyteller Len Cabral celebrates the heritage of people of color in this captivating presentation of folktales and poetry he has gathered from his travels around the world. To make a reservation, please visit the Celebrate! at www.jfklibrary.org/celebrate or call 617-514-1644.
Free Gift with Purchase at our Museum Store
The Museum Store at the JFK Library is celebrating Presidents’ Day week by offering a special free giveaway with purchase from February 15-23, 2014. Learn about past presidents with our selection of books, games, and DVDs exploring the lives and legacies of our nation's leaders. The store offers a wonderful assortment of presidential gifts and a variety of items developed for our 50th Anniversary celebration of the presidency of John F. Kennedy.