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.

Senator-In-Training Tour


Senator In Training Tour

aerial view of Senate Chamber

The Senator-in-Training Tour begins with students choosing the state and political party they’d like to represent. Led by an EMK guide, students use tablets to explore the Institute’s exhibits. They’ll learn about the three branches of government, try to pass the National Ice Cream Sundae bill, visit the recreation of the Office of Senator Kennedy, and pledge to make a difference in their community. The Senator-in-Training tour is paired with a grade-level appropriate Chamber program in the Institute’s full-scale reproduction of the US Senate Chamber.

Senator-in-Training is recommended for grades 3 and up. To schedule a Senator-in-Training program, please complete our Visit Request Form. For more information, please contact Pre-visit lesson materials are available upon request.

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Update for Fall 2020: Due to the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency, at this time we require that all in-person visitation be conducted through group visits with a minimum of 10 attendees, maximum 30. Group visits include a tour of the Institute’s exhibits and participation in a simulated Senate session in the full-scale reproduction of the Senate Chamber. Read our fall Terms and Conditions and pricing information here. If you would like to book a group tour, please fill out our Group Visit Request Form. Please email for more information.