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Design & Technology School Trips & Tours to New York

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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! 

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.

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!

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.

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