Geography School Trips & Tours to New York
With a vibrant urban landscape & iconic skyline there is a lot that can be discovered on a Geography school trip to New York. Explore this world-famous city & offer your pupils a different view on life in the Big Apple by investigating the development of urban areas & characteristics that define New York as a city.
A trip to the American Museum for Natural History offers your pupils the opportunity to investigate climate change or take a guided tour of our planet. Take in the famous skyline from a boat trip of the bay, where they will also be able to see the Statue of Liberty. A trip to New York can be a life-changing experience & geography pupils will be given the opportunity to gain a great understanding of this subject.
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Top visits for geography trips in New York
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.
The 9/11 memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a ceremony for victims’ families. The memorial honours the 2,983 who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial allows visitors to come together again in the spirit of unity and courage that emerged in the wake of 9/11. The memorial consists of two pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza of more than 400 trees. The names of the victims are inscribed in bronze around the pools.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
This 90 minute tour will focus on the wide range of businesses that call the Yard home, including small and large firms in industries like metal working, technology incubators, and movie and television production. You will explore the vast 300-acre property along Brooklyn's industrial waterfront and go to the Yard's visitor and exhibition centre, which showcases many of the products made in the Yard.
The High Line, also called New York City's park in the sky, is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.
United Nations Building Guided Tour
On this guided tour around the UN Building, your students will learn about the organisation, its structure and history. Your group will leave feeling enlightened about the broad range of fundamental issues dealt with here, from sustainable development, democracy and human rights, to governance, economic and social development, and more.
Highlighting the experiences of poor 19th century and early 20th century immigrants from different cultures, the museum tells the stories of one tenement apartment that was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants.
Tours also available including Irish Outsiders, Meet the Residents, and Hard Times.
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.
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York, a history and art museum in New York City. It was founded by Henry Collins Brown, in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people.
Natural History Museum
The American Museum of Natural History consists of 45 permanent exhibitions including the famous dinosaur halls and is home to 30 million artefacts. The star attraction of the Museum is the Rose Centre for Earth and Space, home to the planetarium, which exhibits the history of the universe.
Central Park Zoo
Here, just a few yards from 5th Ave, you’ll find over 130 different species ranging from snow leopards to tropical birds.
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!
- Top of the RockTM
- Empire State Building
- IMAX Cinema
- ... and much more!
- Consider the location & development of the city of New York
- Understand the growth of the city & the US through mass migration
- Learn how New York became the economic engine of the USA
- Understand New York’s role as a world city
- Consider the advantages & challenges of a megacity
- Experience New York’s pull for global tourism
- Develop an understanding of the USA’s economic & political role in the modern world
Pupils will have an opportunity to:
- Understand how & why a city develops to become a mega-city
- Gain a better understanding of globalisation
- Understand the workings of financial markets & stock exchanges.
- Consider a range of issues around migration & citizenship in New York
- Consider the challenges of sustainable urbanisation
- Learn about the effect of tourism in New York
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