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The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest continuous hiking trail winding its way through seven states.
Children's Maritime Museum at Port Jefferson101 East Broadway
Families exploring the fun and interactive hands-on exhibits at the Children's Maritime Museum at Port Jefferson will enjoy the excitement of scientific discovery, develop a broadened cultural awareness and experience a sense of artistry while learning about Long Island's rich and varied maritime heritage.
Appalachian National Scenic TrailAppalachian Mountains
The People's Path and America's First National Scenic Trail. The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.
Seward House MuseumAuburn
Welcome! We invite you to visit Seward House Museum, the historic home of William H. Seward and his family. Our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide guided tours, or to help you navigate the many fascinating aspects of this beautifully preserved home. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum's gardens.
Madam Brett HomesteadBeacon
An early 18th-century home located in the city of Beacon, New York, USA. It is the oldest standing building in its part of Dutchess County. In 1954, it was purchased by the Melzingah chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and turned into a museum preserving a total of seventeen rooms, complete with original furnishings and a collection of China-trade porcelain. It has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.
Bundy Arts & Victorian MuseumBinghamton
Virtual field trip onlineThe Bundy Imaginarium, Inc., was developed as a not for profit organization in 2007 with a mission to collect, maintain, disseminate and preserve art, artifacts, media and architecture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The overall goal of the Bundy Imaginarium is to use these items to educate and entertain visitors of all ages to stimulate their interest and enhance their understanding of the period and how it relates to the modern world.
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain Lake
The Adirondack Museum believes in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and shape the future. Our collections and engaging programs reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State.
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization open to the public and dedicated to better understanding and preserving our natural world.
Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
When you arrive at Van Cortlandt House Museum for the program "Growing Up in Little Yonkers", your class will be greeted outdoors (weather permitting) for a brief introduction to the land surrounding the house to set the scene back in time to the 18th century. The class then participates in hands-on activities which connect your students to the actual daily routine of Colonial era children. The visit concludes with a guided tour of Van Cortlandt House using the collections and artifact reproductions to further explore the role of children in an 18th century house.
Brooklyn Art LibraryBrooklyn
The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced library of over 35,000 sketchbooks based out of Brooklyn where students can explore a collection created by photographers, illustrators, designers, architects, artists, and students from over 135 countries around the world. The library space in Williamsburg operates as a reading room for the collection, where visitors can engage with the sketchbooks in an interactive, intimate, and memorable experience. Offering private group visits to the library, which can be modified specifically for the needs and interests of your students!
Brooklyn Children's MuseumBrooklyn
A pioneer in education, the Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success sparked the creation of similar institutions around the globe, and today the Museum continues as a world-class institution with community roots. With a recent expansion, all-new exhibits, and all-new programs, the Museum is now both the world's oldest and the world's newest children's museum.
The Brooklyn Historical SocietyBrooklyn
The Brooklyn Historical Society connects the past to the present and makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant and meaningful for today's diverse communities, and for generations to come.
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures.
City Reliquary MuseumBrooklyn
The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through permanent display of New York City artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections, and annual cultural events, The City Reliquary connects visitors to both the past and present of New York.
Micro Museum's name is metaphoric because Micro Museum focuses on Contemporary American Artists. Its sizeable collection is primarily digital art and its spaces are intimate.
New York Transit MuseumBrooklyn
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation.
An Unexpected Inauguration that Changed the Nation - As president, Theodore Roosevelt created protections for ordinary citizens, began regulation of big business, and made the US a major force in international affairs. Yet one of the most important presidencies in America's history nearly didn't happen. See the place where a brief, emotional, and improvised ceremony in Buffalo, NY brought TR into office, and forever altered the nation.
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is located in Centerport, New York on William K. Vanderbilt II's spectacular 43-acre, "Gold Coast" estate. Acquired in 1947, the museum opened in 1950. Vanderbilt's will stipulated that the estate was to be dedicated to the "education and enjoyment of the public" and "enhanced" as a museum. A planetarium was built by the county in 1970. The facility is the legacy of a man with the resources to conduct collecting expeditions worldwide. The great-grandson of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, William K. collected natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, fine and decorative arts. Today's museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum features items from the Colonial and Victorian period as well as many Chappaqua items.
A colonial revival museum. Opened in 1924, the museum was created by Alice T. Miner, a pioneer in the colonial revivement movement and wife of William H. Miner, railroad industrialist. You will see 15 rooms filled with period furniture, miniature furniture, a vast china collection, porcelain and glass, a superb collection of early samplers and other textiles, War of 1812 muskets, Revolutionary War cannon balls, dolls and other early Americana.
Chesapeake Bay Gateways NetworkChesapeake Bay region
First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story -- early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.
The Antique Boat MuseumClayton
Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret boats and other objects related to the history of boating in North America and to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the contributions of the St. Lawrence River region to North America's boating history. Our 4.5 acre campus is located on the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River in the picturesque river-side village of Clayton, NY. Our galleries are overflowing with unique and beautifully-preserved examples of great North American pleasure boats.
The purpose of the society is to collect, preserve, and present to the public historical and cultural materials pertaining to Putnam County, especially the Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands. To fulfill this mission, the society maintains and administers the Foundry School Museum and a research library. The museum organizes changing exhibitions, with accompanying catalogues, and provides educational programming for the public.
Corning Museum of GlassCorning
Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, The Corning Museum of Glass is the world's largest glass museum, featuring 35 centuries of glass artistry, live glassblowing demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass experiences for all ages and an international GlassMarket. It is also home to the Rakow Research Library, which is the library of record on glass and glassmaking, and The Studio, a highly respected glassmaking school.
The best of American Western and Native American art are preserved and interpreted at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, a focal point for engaging, dynamic exhibitions and educational events in Corning, New York. Families can explore the Museum's collection together through a variety of daily drop-in activities.
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational RiverDelaware River region/Beach Lake
A River of Compromise - Rolling hills, riverfront villages, and bald eagles perched on trees form a vibrant backdrop as the Delaware River snakes gracefully through the rural countryside. But the story of the Upper Delaware is more than just a collection of beautiful pictures. We enjoy the river's recreational opportunities while it supports a healthy ecosystem for wildlife and provides water for over 17 million people.
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.
National Soaring MuseumElmira
The NSM is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. Stop in and see a multitude of gliders on display, try out computerized flight simulators, and participate in fun educational programs.
Queens Botanical GardenFlushing
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.
Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City
For over a century, from the first flights by frail biplanes on the Hempstead Plains, to man's walking on the Moon, Long Island has been on the leading edge of America's aviation and space adventure. Long Islanders have helped transform aviation from a spectator sport to a major means of commercial transportation. We have also produced a large portion of America's aerial arsenal in time of war. The many historic flights that transpired here, and the many aviation companies that developed here, helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. This museum is proof that our dreams can come true. But what is so astonishing is that they can come true so quickly.
Long Island Children's MuseumGarden City
LICM is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups. You'll find places to play, learn and have fun.
Battles Saturday and Sunday @1pm, Concert Friday evening, Blue/Gray Dance Saturday evening. Camps open Friday after noon. Check website for event held in August.
Val-Kill - "The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again," Eleanor Roosevelt. This simple statement expresses her love for the modest house she called Val-Kill. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady, Val-Kill welcomes visitors in the style of Mrs. Roosevelt. Come and be part of the entire Roosevelt Experience at Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill.
"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" FDR This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.
Vanderbilt Mansion, in terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War.
Martin Van Buren National Historic SiteKinderhook
Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. He was the first president born a citizen of the United States, as all previous presidents were born before the American Revolution. The website offers historical information about Martin Van Buren for those who cannot visit in person.
Hudson River Maritime MuseumKingston
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River. This includes the history of its tributaries, and the industries dependent on the river. Founded in 1980 by members of the "Steamship Alexander Hamilton Society", the National Maritime Historical Society, and local historians.
Virtual field trip online"Greatness Starts Here" quiz is about all our wonders that you can see and do-- from ancient glacier effects to sunken war ships, the Lake George Area has plenty to get curious about.
Just downriver from Niagara Falls, the newly renovated Power Vista visitor center perched atop the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, the state's largest electricity producer, offers more than 50 interactive multi-media exhibits. Operated by the New York Power Authority, the center offers scientific exploration and hands-on learning about the role the Niagara region has played in the building of the nation's power grid. Admission is free and the center makes special arrangements for groups
The Noguchi MuseumLong Island City
Created by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), The Noguchi Museum opened in 1985, presenting a comprehensive collection of the artist's works in stone, metal, wood, and clay, as well as models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and Akari Light Sculptures. The Museum--chartered as The Noguchi Museum--is housed in thirteen galleries within a converted factory building and encircles a garden containing major granite and basalt sculptures.
Museum Village still pursues its founder's vision of educating generations of Americans about the work and life of their ancestors. Through educational programs, hands-on-exhibits and special events Museum Village is dedicated to exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life as well as inspiring an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America.
St. Paul's Church National Historic SiteMount Vernon
The Church That Preserves an Important Chapter in Our Nation's History - St. Paul's Church helps to tell the story of the development of colonial society and the road to the American Revolution. It consists of an 18th century stone church that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, a cemetery with burial stones dating to 1704 and the remnant of a Village Green that was the scene of the famous Election of 1733 which raised issues of Freedom of Religion and the Press.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not MuseumMultiple Locations
Offers museums and attractions in multiple countries focusing on odd and amazing things. Provides videos, details about exhibits, and their history.
The Morgan Library & MuseumNew York
The Morgan's arts in education programs are available for virtual field trips to School, Camp, and Community groups for grades K-12. Programs take place live online and use the digital platforms Zoom. A Morgan staff member will lead a guided discussion with your students; tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Larger groups may be split into multiple sessions. A teacher, camp counselor, or chaperone must be present online during the program. Programs are available Monday-Friday, between 10:00am-4:00pm EST.
Merchant's House MuseumNew York
The landmark Merchant's House Museum, preserved intact both inside and out, offers a unique and authentic glimpse of life in mid-19th century New York City. Built in 1832 and home to merchant Seabury Tredwell, his wife, Eliza, their eight children, and four Irish servants for nearly 100 years, the house is virtually complete with the family's furnishings, personal belongings - and even their clothing. Students will explore four floors of period rooms and experience daily life in the 19th century by comparing the lifestyles of the Tredwell family and their servants to life today.
Castle Clinton National MonumentNew York
Built to keep people out; now welcomes millions in. - Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton represents not only the growth of New York City, the the growth of a Nation. First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers and now millions of visitors to New York Harbor.
Federal Hall National MemorialNew York
The Birthplace of American Government - Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.
General Grant National MemorialNew York
General Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General, but a memorial to his life and acomplishments.
Governors Island lies a few hundred yards off the southern tip of Manhattan in New York Harbor. The island's fortifications served as an early outpost to protect New York City from enemy naval attack.
Alexander Hamilton was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher.
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew York
The heart of the museum is the historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. Tour the tenement's cramped living spaces. Learn about the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side. Throughout the year, take part in programs such as walking tours, plays, art exhibits, and readings that represent the immigrant experience.
Manhattan SitesNew York
Our Nation's past is present - You can discover some of the most fascinating people in American history at the Manhattan Sites. Visit the homes of Alexander Hamilton and Theodore Roosevelt, the tomb of Ulysses Grant, a Revolutionary War church, a fort from the War of 1812, and the place where George Washington became President.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, became a National Monument in 1924 and was refurnished on July 4, 1986.
TR, The Making of the Legend - Not all Presidents were born in log cabins. One was actually born in a New York City brownstone! Visit the birthplace and boyhood home of Teddy Roosevelt and see what it was like to grow up in the "gilded age".
The Toy Museum of NYNew York
A traveling Museum. The Toy Museum of NY, was established in 1999, and provides a theatrical play for children about the historical toys from its collection. The shows are held weekday mornings in theaters throughout downtown Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Performances are held several times per month and last year over 15,000 students, teachers and parents enjoyed this new Mini Musical Production.
MoMA offers online courses designed for K-12 classroom teachers and any other educators who want to learn about modern and contemporary art and develop their pedagogical skills: Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom, Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art, and Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes. Visit Coursera to learn more.
American Folk Art MuseumNew York
The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.
Asia Society MuseumNew York
Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The Museum is known for its Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection of masterpiece-quality traditional Asian works.
Japan Society Gallery New York
Japan Society Gallery is among the premier institutions in the U.S. for the exhibition of Japanese art. Extending in scope from prehistory to the present, the Gallery's exhibitions since 1971 have covered topics as diverse as classical Buddhist sculpture and calligraphy, contemporary photography and ceramics, samurai swords, export porcelain, and masterpieces of painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. Each exhibition, with its related catalog and public programs, is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of art.
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden presents the period of the Mount Vernon Hotel which operated from 1826 until 1833. Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams.
Museum at Eldridge StreetNew York
Located within the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, the Museum at Eldridge Street presents the history & culture of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side. Nearly lost over time, this landmark has been restored to its original grandeur. Unlike a traditional museum, Eldridge Street offers an intimate, authentic portal to the past for people of all backgrounds. Step into the footsteps of the synagogue's immigrant founders. See, hear and touch objects associated with Jewish rituals and culture. Eldridge Street is one of few museums that are open for free on Mondays.
Museum of Arts and DesignNew York
The Museum of Arts and Design collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.
Museum of Jewish HeritageNew York
When the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust first opened its doors on September 15, 1997, visitors gained a vital perspective on 20th century Jewish history. Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, our Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.
The Museum of Modern ArtNew York
The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.
Museum of the City of New YorkNew York
Among the city's major museums, there is only one with the words "New," "York," and "City" in its name, and this is precisely what gives the Museum of the City of New York its unique mandate: to explore the past, present, and future of this fascinating and particular place and to celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. A variety of exhibitions, public programs, and publications all investigate what gives New York City its singular character.
The New York City Fire Museum houses one of the nation's most prominent collections of fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th Century to the present. Among its holdings are painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, Volunteer-era hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus.
Society of IllustratorsNew York
Founded in 1901, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. Featuring 120 powerful works from the world's foremost illustrators addressing the current environmental issues that we face today.
Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
South Street Seaport MuseumNew York
South Street Seaport Museum sits in a 12 square-block historic district that is the site of the original port of New York City. The Museum has over 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of exhibition space and educational facilities. It houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archeology museum, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab, and the largest privately owned fleet of historic ships in the country.
The Jewish MuseumNew York
The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs. Using art and artifacts that embody the diversity of the Jewish experience from ancient to present times, throughout the world, the Museum strives to be a source of inspiration and shared human values for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds while serving as a special touchstone of identity for Jewish people. As a vital cultural resource for New York residents and visitors of all ages, the Museum also reaches out to national and international communities as it interprets and preserves art and Jewish culture for current and future generations.
Hoodwinked EscapeNew York
Harlem's premiere 'escape the room' adventure is finally here. Hoodwinked is the perfect activity for date night, fun with friends, family bonding and team building. Use your wits to solve puzzles, riddles, and codes to escape the room in 60 minutes. Do you have what it takes? Learn team building, enhance communication, develop critical thinking skills...and more. FOR ALL AGES.
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery was funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus matched by The New York Public Library. It is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The 2014 gift also included 400 rare items of printed material, making the Schomburg Center home to one of the world's premier collections of slavery material.
Wolf Oak AcresOneida
CNY's Largest Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. Wolf Oak Acres is the hottest new agritourism venture in Madison County, with 150 acres of good ole farmin' fun! Come make this season the first of many annual traditions your family can enjoy together! Our harvest festival will open mid September with everything you need to decorate your home this fall, not to mention all the fun you'll experience while you visit!
Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteOyster Bay
Theodore Roosevelt's Home - Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the US, from 1885 until his death in 1919. From 1902 to 1908 his "Summer White House" in Oyster Bay, New York was the focus of international attention. Otherwise it was home to a most remarkable fellow and his interesting family.
Fire Island National SeashorePatchogue
Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife--Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the sounds and pressures of nearby big-city life, Fire Island National Seashore's dynamic barrier island beaches offer solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal to civilization-weary people.
Mid-Hudson Children's MuseumPoughkeepsie
Our Mission is to enlighten minds through a fun and creative learning environment where hands-on experiences spark curiosity, discovery and the joy of exploration.
New York Hall of ScienceQueens
Science Playground - Experience the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines in NYSCI's 60,000 square-foot Science Playground.
Queens Museum of ArtQueens
The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community.
Vander Ende-Onderdonk HouseRidgewood
The oldest Dutch-American farmhouse in New York City. Its notable architectural features include heavy fieldstone walls, a wooden-shingle gambrel roof and large brick chimneys. The interior is mainly exposed post-and-beam construction with wooden floors. On display inside the house are objects found during excavations conducted in the 1970s and 1980s as well as architectural and historical exhibits. The house was built by Paulus Vander Ende, a Dutch farmer, about 1709. The smaller wooden wing was erected much later. In the early 1800s, the house was purchased by the Onderdonk family. After the last Onderdonk moved out, successive owners used the house as a livery stable, speakeasy, office and, most recently, as a factory for parts for the Apollo space program.
Memorial Art GalleryRochester
The Gallery's many programs, events and a permanent collection are described as the best-balanced collection in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. Come explore 5,000 years of world art, learn about current and upcoming lectures, events and temporary exhibitions, and experience our award-winning educational site,
Discover how people endured harsh conditions along the Oneida Carrying Place. Learn how the American victory at this frontier fort directly contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777; setting the stage for westward expansion through New York. Follow in the paths of the people who made history in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolutionary War.
Greenburgh Nature CenterScarsdale
The Greenburgh Nature Center is a nonprofit nature preserve and wildlife refuge with a mission to ignite passion, curiosity and respect for our natural world. A leader in environmental education since 1975. The 33-acre property includes a woodland preserve with hiking trails, a pond, organic garden, Native Plant Meadow, Native American Replica Village, and nearly 100 animals.
Old Stone FortSchoharie
The Old Stone Fort offers 6 different historical buildings including a revolutionary war fort, a one room school house, a court house, a tv/ radio house and more. Kids can partake in a scavenger hunt. This amazing location is in the heart of Schoharie County an area that was home to much action in revolutionary times.
Women's Rights National Historic ParkSeneca Falls
The park commemorates the First Women's Rights Convention. The website offers historical information about the convention for those who cannot visit in person.
National Women's Hall of FameSeneca Falls
Showcasing great American Women through history.
Smithtown Historical SocietySmithtown
Three historic buildings areopen for tours, with trained Educators available to answer questions and assist with the hands on activities available for students, including candle-dipping, quill & ink writing and more. The farm animals are always available for petting and pictures, and the grounds are perfect for picnics. Programs and activities best suite students ages 6-12, and is $10 per student, with a $30 max per larger family. Contact us for more info and for required registration.
Parrish Art MuseumSouthhampton
The Parrish Art Museum is devoted to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of American art with particular focus on the art of the East End of Long Island. The Museum is committed to bringing art and people together in its education and outreach programs.
Lucy Bensley Research CenterSpringville
Operated by the Concord Historical Society, the Lucy Bensley Genealogy Library has resources and information for those seeking their family histories. Cival War enthusuasts may research volumes of data located at the center as well. The Echoes Through Times Civil War Museum also has members that will give and present Civil War talks, presentations and tell you like it was, all the while helping to preserve that time in History.
Staten Island Children's MuseumStaten Island
Enjoy imaginative, creative, and cultural hands-on experiences for children ages 1 and up on the park grounds of Snug Harbor. With 12 indoor and outdoor exhibits, science and story time, cooking and art classes and birthday parties, there's something for every kid as they learn, explore and play. Here at SICM we offer group programming for ages 4-10. We have museum tours, art immersions, science immersions, and cooking programs. We can also customize a program to accommodate your needs. Please visit our website or call for more information. We have free parking on site and a small cafe for lunch.
Gateway National Recreation AreaStaten Island
A Special Place - Gateway provides abundant recreational and learning opportunities, from swimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study. The nation's oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation's early days tell significant stories. The living world can be explored in a wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastal uplands.
Alice Austen HouseStaten Island
Clear Comfort (a.k.a. The Alice Austen House) was built in 1690. Alice Austen herself moved there as a young girl in the late1860's with her mother. Alice Austen was introduced to photography when she was 10 years old. Alice Austen's work is significant because of its high quality, its range, and its level of expression that together form a beautiful visual window on 19th century America. The House currently serves as a museum of Alice Austen's life and times.
Garibaldi-Meucci MuseumStaten Island
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned by the National Order Sons of Italy Foundation and administered by the New York Grand Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America. This National Landmark is preserved as a memorial to the lives of Antonio Meucci the true inventor of the telephone and Giuseppe Garibaldi, a legendary hero who championed the unification of the Italy. Today the museum offers historical tours, Italian language programs for all levels, school programs for K-12, permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures and concerts. Additionally, the museum serves as a repository for Italian American Heritage and Culture.
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan ArtStaten Island
Nestled into the side of Lighthouse Hill, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a uniquely peaceful retreat. The museum presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience in order to educate and inspire others in the value of this significant cultural heritage. The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the 'Samadhi Garden,' features a fish pond, meditation cells and many of her original plantings. The museum's distinctive setting highlights and enhances the experience of viewing the art within.
The Noble Maritime CollectionStaten Island
The mission of the Noble Maritime Collection is to preserve and interpret the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble; to continue Noble's legacy of celebrating the people and traditions of the working waterfront of New York Harbor; to preserve and interpret the history of Sailors' Snug Harbor in its collections, exhibitions and programs; and to operate a maritime study center inspired by John A. Noble and the mariners of Sailors' Snug Harbor.
Staten Island MuseumStaten Island
Lenape: The First Staten Islanders - A classic favorite returned to the Museum! Come and see artifacts from the Museum's renowned Lenape Collection with pieces that date back to the Paleo-Indians of more than 10,000 years ago.
Saratoga National Historic ParkStillwater
A Crucial American Victory - Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewed patriots' hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.
The Long Island MuseumStony Brook
Discover what life was like for Long Island families in centuries past.
Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions. The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complimented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. A historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grounds at Lyndhurst survive as an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design.
A New Kind of National Park - Explore America's most famous and influential man-made waterway along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Stretching 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, the Erie, champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals are among our nation's great successes of engineering, vision, hard work, and sacrifice.
The Warrior Factory BuffaloWilliamsville
The Warrior Factory accommodates school groups of all kinds and has the ability to format your field trip in a way that is fun and a learning experience for all. Open Gym formats are popular for large groups (30-70 participants) while our team building sessions are an unforgettable experience for smaller groups (up to 20 participants). Regardless, everyone has fun at The Factory and learns how Ninja Culture and a positive attitude can help overcome obstacles.
LEGOLAND® Discovery CenterYonkers
The ideal place to let your students experience a world of fun, creativity and imagination.
Hudson River MuseumYonkers
Museum complex includes six art galleries, the Andrus Planetarium, and Glenview Mansion, an historic house museum of 1876.