Activist New York Highlights

Field Trips

Taking a Stand: History of Social Activism in New York 

60-minute program for grades 2-12

Discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. Students will explore photographs, artifacts, and more in the Activist New York exhibition and then create a button championing a change they want to make.

Additional information 

Times: Programs are available Monday through Friday beginning at 10:00 am. 
Cost: Programs are $175 for a maximum of 35 children and 5 adults.
Programs: Gallery programs provide 60-minute interactive tours in the Museum’s exhibitions. History Labs are 75-minute programs that provide content-rich, hands-on experiences in the Museum’s classroom spaces that are specially designed for elementary school students.

Booking a program: The Museum of the City of New York is a New York City Department of Education vendor (vendor number MUS015). These interactive programs are available all day, but must be scheduled by emailing

School programs support the following Common Core Standards:
SL.4.3. – have the opportunity to explain events or concepts in a historical text based on information in the text 
SL.5.1 – engage in collaborative discussions with the educator and with each other 
SL.5.1c – participate in discussions by asking and answering specific content related questions
SL.5.2. – summarize information presented visually

    Professional Learning

    Online Resources

    Learn more about the Activist New York exhibition and visit the companion website for lesson plans and supplementary materials to use in the classroom. 

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