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


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 and can accommodate up to 100 students. To schedule a Senator-in-Training program, please complete our School Visit Request Form. For more information, please contact Pre-visit lesson materials are available upon request.

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