This Election Day, The Magic House is inviting kids to take part in the electoral process at a Kids Special Election on Tuesday, November 6 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the museum’s Star-Spangled Center. It’s not just politics as usual as kids step into the voting booth and cast their ballot for President and governor. They will also be asked to vote on other important issues, like if they should be required to wear seatbelts on school busses, if the legal voting age should be lowered and if wearing a helmet while riding a bike should be required. Election results will be posted on The Magic House’s Facebook page.
All pint-sized voters will receive a special “I voted at The Magic House” sticker and can further show their civic pride by participating in some all-American crafts including making an Uncle Sam hat and designing a flag with a description of what they would do if they became president. Kids will also have the opportunity to find out more about government and American history by exploring the museum’s Star-Spangled Center, an interactive civic education exhibit featuring a domed Rotunda, a Legislative Chamber, a Courtroom and a replica Oval Office – including an interactive exhibit where kids can see when they would be eligible to run for office.
Voting and Election Day activities are free with museum admission. Voters who bring in an official Kid’s Voter Identification Card (available on the museum’s website) will receive a special discount of “Buy One Get One” the regular admission rate on Election Day. For more information on the Kids Special Election or to print off an official Kid’s Voter Identification Card, visit The Magic House website at www.magichouse.org.