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General Tour Information

School Kids in Museum

School Season: Tours and Programs are offered from September through May. February, March and April are our busiest months; therefore, we suggest scheduling your tour(s) between October and January. For groups larger than 70 students, we suggest requesting multiple days or different times. Guided tours for school-aged groups are not offered during the summer.

All School Tour requests must be submitted via our online Tour Reservation Form  or in writing. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Please see below for more scheduling information.

Tour Reservations: Both docent guided and self guided tours are offered free of charge to students under age 16. Reservations for groups of 10+ students must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to your visit. All programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. See the on-line Tour Reservation Form to sign up your group. For information on the appropriate age level and maximum group size for a specific tour, see "Student Programs" below.

Tour reservations require a $25.00 check deposit. This will be refunded upon arrival for the tour. When the completed Tour Reservation Form has been received, the Program Assistant will contact you with details about parking, lunch, chaperones, or rescheduling, if necessary.

Cancellations/Rescheduling: If you must cancel a scheduled tour, please notify the Education Department as soon as possible. Call Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (404) 865-7123. Messages may be left on the voice mail. Please include the date of your scheduled visit. The $25 check deposit will be refunded only with at least 7 days notice.

Confirmations: A confirmation for the tour will be mailed to you.

Parking: Free

Lunch: THERE ARE NO INDOOR EATING FACILITIES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS. THERE ARE OUTDOOR PICNIC AREAS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. BRING TRASH BAGS.

Chaperones: All chaperones are free under these conditions:

Contact Information:

Education Department, Attn: Sylvia Naguib
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

E: carter.education@nara.gov | W: 404-865-7123 | F: 404-865-7102

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FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!

School Bus

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum and The Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for ALL Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our museum for educational activities.

To apply fill out our online Tour Reservation Form.

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Constitution Day Program

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Self-Guided Tours for Students

You can guide your class through the museum on your own from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Mondays and Fridays, and from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm Tuesday through Thursday. These tours do require a reservation if they include more than 10 students.

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Docent-Guided Student Tour Options


The following Student Programs are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
and Thursdays, September 9, 2014 - May 14, 2015:
Docents with Students

General Museum Tour - September 9, 2014 - May 14, 2015

Grades 2-12: This interactive, docent guided tour employs the techniques of inquiry, discussion and discovery. Tours may be general, or upon request, may emphasize specific areas.
Offered: Tuesday through Thursday mornings
Length: 60-90 minutes

Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 2 - 12:
SS2H1, SS2CG1, SS2CG2, SS2CG3, SS2E1, SS3H2, SS3CG1, SS3CG2, SS3E2, SS4CG1, SS4CG3, SS4CG4, SS4CG5, SS5H5, SS5H8, SS5H9, SS5CG3, SS6H3, SS7H6, SS7G6, SS8H8, SS8H10, SS8H12, SS8CG2, SS8CG3, SSUSH17, SSUSH18, SSUSH20, SSUSH23, SSUSH25

Grades K-1: Scavenger Hunt - Students will have fun exploring the museum with a docent using clues to find presidential images and objects.
Offered: Tuesday through Thursday mornings
Length: 30 minutes

Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades K - 1:
SSKH1, SSKH2, SSKG3, SS2H1, SS2CG1, SS2CG2, SS2CG4

Presidents on the Money

Grades K-1: With puppets and props, students actively explore the role of the president. 70 students maximum.
Offered: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Length: 30 minutes (additional 30-minute highlight tour upon request)

Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades K - 1:
SSKH2, SSCG1, SSKCG2, SSKE3, SS1H1, SS1G1

Primed on the Presidency

Grades 1-2: In mock presidential election featuring puppets and actual voting, students are introduced to citizenship responsibilities and to U.S. symbols. 70 students maximum. Offered: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Length: 30 minutes (additional 30-minute highlight tour upon request)

Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 1 - 2:
SS1H1, SS1CG1, SS2H1, SS2CG1, SS2CG2, SS2CG3

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Grades 3-4: Students take on the roles of representatives, senators and the president to learn the process of how a bill becomes a law. 60-90 minutes. 70 students maximum (minimum of 25 students required)
Offered: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Length: 1-1.5 hours

Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 3 - 4:
SS3CG1, SS4CG1, SS4CG3, SS4CG4

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February Student Programs


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, GODMOTHER TO THE WORLD

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, GODMOTHER TO THE WORLD
Grades 3 - 5
Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 / 10:00am ONLY

Wife, mother, newspaper columnist, speaker, UN Ambassador, human rights activist, and first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt emerged from her shell as a shy, ugly duckling to become one of our most popular and famous first ladies - a woman who made a difference. She was our first "working first lady" and a champion for those less fortunate. For third (emphasis on Eleanor, human rights activist) and fifth grades (emphasis on Eleanor and the Depression and World War II). 50 minutes

This program request must be submitted via our online Tour Reservation Form.






MARSHALLING JUSTICE: THE STORY OF THURGOOD MARSHALL

MARSHALLING JUSTICE: THE STORY OF THURGOOD MARSHALL
Grades 4 - 8
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 / 10:00am ONLY

Join actor John Doyle in this new one-man program celebrating the life and contributions of Thurgood Marshall. The first African American Supreme Court justice, he is well known for winning the Supreme Court case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education that tested equal but separate schools. By proving that separate but equal school systems are unconstitutional, via the 5th and 14th amendments, Thurgood opened the doors for desegregation and civil rights rulings in the United States. Known as "Mr. Civil Rights"; and working within the framework of the law, he fought to confront discrimination wherever he found it. 50 minutes

This program request must be submitted via our online Tour Reservation Form.

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