Here’s a way to get your children to experience a fun and meaningful activity with other kids and families this summer and Fall – with a civic education theme.
The National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives are partnering once again to host summer and fall sleepovers for children 8 to 12 years old in the home of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
The sleepovers are scheduled for August 2 and October 18, 2014 and will each allow 100 children and parents to engage with National Archives records in fun and educational ways before rolling out their sleeping bags to spend the night in the historic National Archives Rotunda.
The sleepovers will include numerous hands-on activities, including exploring exhibitions of the National Archives Museum – a great way to create a meaningful experience for families, to improve civics education, and to inform the public about the role the Archives plays in preserving government records and making them accessible to the people.
Guests also will be treated to movies in the Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater before turning in for the night, and will enjoy breakfast and more activities the next morning.
Registration for both of the ticketed sleepovers will begin later this spring. For more information on this fun kids’ event, visit archivesfoundation.org/
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