School tours are content-rich, hands-on experiences that support the New York State social studies standards and align with the Common Core Standards. Students explore primary sources through inquiry-based discussion and activities facilitated by Museum educators. All tours can be adapted for groups with special needs.

  • Elementary School Groups

    Each year, tens of thousands of elementary school children visit the Museum for programs in our galleries and our state-of-the art classrooms. Each program includes a project that students will take home, along with a free family pass so they can bring their family back to the Museum at no charge.

  • Middle and High School Groups

    Student groups from middle and high schools visit the Museum to build their critical thinking skills, interpret evidence, and connect new information and prior knowledge. These skills support their success in school, in their future workplaces, and throughout their lives.

  • Summer Programs

    During the summer months, the City Museum welcomes camps, summer schools, and other out-of-school time groups to explore the galleries and participate in hands-on workshops. Programs run from the second week in July through mid-August.

  • Online Resources for Your Visit

    The City Museum has online resources designed to prepare educators to bring their students to the Museum, introduce key concepts covered during the programs, and continue the conversation back in the classroom. To view the pre-and-post visit materials for The Grid, New York City Bridges, and Getting Around: How Transportation Shaped the City, as well as a general introduction to school programs and an overview of the online collections portal, view our Teacher Resource Guides