This is a modern museum, with multimedia and interactive exhibits for nearly everyone. Do NOT miss the show, which explains the history and purpose of the Constitution and introduces the goal of the museum. If that sounds dry, it is because my description has not done it justice. I have seen the show three times and it is still so moving that it brings tears to my eyes. Even my husband was emotional about the presentation. The museum itself lays out the historical challenges to the Constitution and our nation in a way that make should regret our national mistakes and feel proud of our solutions and heroes. There are myriad exhibits celebrating the Americans that fought for freedoms of every kind. Visitors can pretend to take the Oath of Office, vote on many topics and "mingle" with the signers of the Constitution. The museum achieves its mission of celebrating and appreciating our uniqueness and greatness as a nation.
We were also able to visit the temporary 1968 exhibit which is also fascinating and moving. Full of nostalgia for bygone styles and people and sadness about the violence and prejudices of the time and respect for the heroes. Truly excellent.