Design & Technology School Trips & Tours to New York
New York is arguably one of the best cities on the planet for technology. A trip to this vibrant city that never sleeps gives design and technology students the chance to explore our designed and made world and feel inspired by the many careers from which the subject can lead.
With a wealth of educational visits to support the curriculum, plus many memorable attractions, a design and technology school trip to New York is guaranteed to leave your students feeling inspired long after they return to the classroom.
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ room only accommodation
- Return flights and overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport in November 2022 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid subway tickets
Top visits for design & technology trips in New York
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The only US museum devoted to historic and contemporary design. Offers centuries of achievement in the art of design. The department of Applied Arts and Industrial Design is an ideal visit for students focusing on vocational aspects of art and design, from graphics, architecture, textiles, theatre, interior and virtually any other creative pursuit.
Fashion Institute of Technology
The Fashion Institute of Technology, generally known as FIT, is a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, mass communication and technology connected to the fashion industry. Founded in 1944 and accredited in 1957, it's ranked among the top five fashion schools in the world. Group will see the permanent costume collection at the FIT museum.
Skyscraper Museum & Architecture Foundation Tour
Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the city's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.
Learn about the technology behind Nintendo and explore each of the interactive gaming areas at the Nintendo World store where hands-on gaming demonstrations are provided as well as the latest Nintendo items.
Empire State Building
Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.
One World Observatory
The 104 storey building stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city as well as interactive exhibitions on the building and the city. Groups will ascend to the 102nd observation floor in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
The Statue of Liberty Cruise & Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Alongside the ultimate landmark of New York and one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Ellis Island Museum is dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A 45-minute audio tour invites students to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the new arrivals and includes artifacts, photos, interactive displays and videos including the award winning ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears’.
You will visit the island as part of a short boat cruise passing the Statue of Liberty, which was the first sight for the millions of immigrants.
Microsoft Store Workshop
Discover virtual reality, HoloLens and gaming. During the visit you can ask questions regarding the store, technology or working for Microsoft. Your group’s visit can also include job shadowing!
Rockefeller Centre Guided Tour
Take a guided tour of the impressive Rockefeller Center, which covers 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. Your tour will cover the art, history, and architecture of the complex.
Top of the Rock™
Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry transports Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The 5-mile route and 25-minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor - from the deck you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and see skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan!
Located in the heart of the Meatpacking district in NYC, Samsung 837 combines art, fashion, technology, and sport in unprecedented ways. It’s not a store, but a new kind of place filled with ideas, experiences, and Samsung’s cutting edge devices. Samsung 837 is where anyone can try out virtual reality, take part in interactive art installations, and see a larger-than-life, three-story screen. It’s home to live music performances, exclusive screenings, and radio recordings.
RiseNY - Part Museum. Part Ride.
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
- Top of the RockTM
- Empire State Building
- IMAX Cinema
- ...and much more!
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
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Before your tour
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