Summer Field Trips

Engage, inform, and activate- this is at the heart of all programs at the Museum of the City of New York! For over a decade, the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center has facilitated programs about our city for hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

Bring groups ages 6 and up to the Museum between July 8 – August 16 for an interactive and hands-on experience.

Booking a Program: Advance reservations are required. To request a reservation, complete the Summer Field Trip Request Form.

Summer Field Trip Request Form

  • Step 1: Review summer field trip offerings below and have your information ready (please note that summer offerings differ from school year offerings)
  • Step 2: Fill out the Summer Field Trip Request Form above
  • Step 3: After you receive an email from the Museum’s scheduling team with available dates and times, respond to complete your reservation
  • Step 4: Check your final confirmation letter and share the trip itinerary and responsibilities with your chaperones

Times: 60-minute programs are available Monday through Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Programs are $175 per group of up to 30 students and 6 adults.

Programs: Our field trips are for ages 6 and up, and can be modified for students of all needs and abilities.

Summer 2019 Field Trip Offerings:

Activist New York

Discover 350 years of social activism in New York including Civil Rights, the Young Lords and health activism, and the current Movement for Black Lives. Participants will create a button championing the change they want to make.

Future City Lab

Experiment, debate, and PLAY in the Future City Lab! Using sensory objects and digital games, create your future visions of New York by designing waterfront parks, streets, and apartment buildings.

Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers in Sports and Beyond

Bring your students to the new Jackie Robinson exhibition to see how he broke barriers and challenged social inequalities. Participants will end the program by making a paper pennant to share an accomplishment that they are proud of.


Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising inspiring pride parades in cities throughout the world. See photographs of LGBTQ activists, pride marches, and community actions, and create your own portraits celebrating yourself and community.

City of Innovation: Art, Culture, and Invention in New York

From record-breaking immigration to the Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop, discover transformational moments when New Yorkers responded to adversity with creativity.

Taking a Stand: How Labor Movements Changed New York

Explore how women, immigrants, and people of color have been at the forefront of labor movements that have changed New York. Design a Workers Bill of Rights drawing inspiration from workers past and present who have demanded fair pay, hours, and safe conditions.

The Making of Early New York

Travel back in time to see New York through the centuries! Highlights include archaeological findings from 400 years ago to original models of the Statue of Liberty.

Blue Man Group: Ready...Go! Highlights of the Museum Gallery Experience

Come see the Blue Man Group exhibition to PLAY and try out instruments created by the world famous performing arts company founded in New York. The tour will include an additional exhibition to see how New York has been a site for creativity and inspiration.

Plan Ahead:

  • The Museum does not have facilities for groups to eat lunch. We are located across the street from Central Park where groups may enjoy lunch.
  • The Museum welcomes participants of all abilities. When booking a field trip, please let us know what accommodations we can provide in order to meet your needs.
  • All inquiries will be responded to in the order they are received. Once the booking process begins, changing your initial request may result in its going back in the queue.

The Museum’s Internship in Museum Careers Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Rowe Family Foundation, and The Rochlis Family Foundation.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

For more information about the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center, including additional funder credits, please visit our website.

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