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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library [CA]

The Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library maintains a museum with more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, "dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride." The museum's permanent exhibits and installations include a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, a portion of the Berlin Wall, and the Air Force One pavilion, where visitors may enter and tour the Presidential plane. Temporary galleries hold other topical exhibits. Visitors may also pay their respects at President Reagan's gravesite and memorial.

The museum schedules school tours, with free admission for K–12 students and for every chaperone per 10 students. School tours must be scheduled in advance; be sure to ask about arranging for box lunches and for free curriculum guides. Educators may also schedule free class visits to the museum's Discovery Center, a collection of sets (Command Decision Center, Oval Office, White House Press Room, and Air Force One Simulator) in which students will role play decision-making situations as historical figures.

Professional development workshops for educators may also be scheduled, as can a workshop for A.P. U.S. History and Government classes, orienting them to using the resources of the library archives.

 
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