Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Educational Experiences

Experiencing Exhibits FAQ’s


Ever wonder about the United States Senate? At the Kennedy Institute we are constantly answering questions and asking questions about the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.” Join a Kennedy Institute interpreter who will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the Senate in fun videos that last about 5 minutes.

What is the Great Compromise?

Do Senators Sit by State in the Senate Chamber?

Do Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories have Senators?

Does Seniority Matter in the Senate?