The Museum has two spectacular special effects theaters. They are open as part of the normal Museum experience during public hours and each seats 250 people. Both may be included as part of a Museum rental reservation at an additional cost. The cost of each theater includes one showing of the presentation. An additional showing may be available for events with over 300 guests.

The Exelon Union Theater features Lincoln's Eyes, a multi-screen and - stage special effects show giving an overview of Lincoln's extraordinary life.

The AT&T Holavision Theater presents Ghosts of the Library, a state-of-the-art holographic program bringing visitors behind the scenes of a great presidential library.