Education Activities

Sixties Science

The Sixties Science program is a monthly series connecting history and STEAM from the 1960s to today for students ages 8-13. This program will highlight new topics each month through virtual programs debuting on the Museum’s YouTube channel the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

April 10, 2021 – Cold War Technology

March 13, 2021 – Early Computers

Guest Speaker: Max Post, Texas Instruments Alumni Association

The Museum thanks Texas Instruments and the Texas Instruments Alumni Association for supporting this program.

February 13, 2021 – Espionage

Cipher Wheel Template and Pigpen Cipher Key:

January 9, 2021 – Medical Advancements

December 12, 2020 – The Space Race

November 14, 2020 – Photography

October 17, 2020 – Forensic Science: Fingerprints and DNA

Program Guide and Experiment Instructions:

Fingerprinting Identification Card:

Upcoming Program:

  • April 10, 2021 – Cold War Technology

Family Activities at Home

Click the links below for family activities exploring President Kennedy’s life and legacy. Each link contains stories and three activities for children ages 5-13.

Happy Birthday!   Celebrate President Kennedy’s 103rd birthday.

Time Capsules    Learn about time capsules and build your own.

Boats    Design and build your own boats and then test them on the water.

Photography   Go on a photo scavenger hunt and learn how to decode messages in portraits.

Monuments    Explore the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Dallas and build your own memorial

Happy Birthday America   Celebrate summer and America’s 244th birthday.

Forensic Science   Conduct an investigation using forensic science techniques.

Model Making  Investigate different models of Dealey Plaza, see how they were used, and make your own.

The Space Race  Become a space explorer and create your own lunar experiments.

Pop Culture  Discover pop culture of the 1960s.

Civics  Get involved and learn how you can make your voice heard.

President Kennedy in Art  Examine and create works of art based on President Kennedy.

Women of the 1960s  Discover some of the powerful women changing the world in the 1960s.

Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge Activity

Word Games

1960 Presidential Campaign Crossword Puzzle

1960 Presidential Campaign Word Search


Enjoy online puzzles with collection items from The Sixth Floor Museum’s Collections!

JFK Ticker Tape Parade

A Time for Greatness Campaign Poster

The Texas School Book Depository, 1964

Campaigning in Grand Prairie, TX

President and Mrs. Kennedy in Fort Worth, TX

The Kennedys Greeting the Crowd at Love Field