• 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm

    Activist New York Highlights

    Field Trips

    Taking a Stand: History of Social Activism in New York 

    60-minute program for grades 2-12
Discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. Students will explore photographs, artifacts, and more in the Activist New York exhibition and then create a button championing a change they want to make.

    Additional information 

    Times: Programs are available Monday through Friday beginning at 10:00 am. 
    Cost: Programs are $175 for a maximum of 35 children and 5 adults.
    Programs: Gallery programs provide 60-minute interactive tours in the Museum’s exhibitions. History Labs are 75-minute programs that provide content-rich, hands-on experiences in the Museum’s classroom spaces that are specially designed for elementary school students.

    Booking a program: The Museum of the City of New York is a New York City Department of Education vendor (vendor number MUS015). These interactive programs are available all day, but must be scheduled by emailing

    School programs support the following Common Core Standards:
    SL.4.3. – have the opportunity to explain events or concepts in a historical text based on information in the text 
    SL.5.1 – engage in collaborative discussions with the educator and with each other 
    SL.5.1c – participate in discussions by asking and answering specific content related questions
    SL.5.2. – summarize information presented visually

      Professional Learning

      Online Resources

      Learn more about the Activist New York exhibition and visit the companion website for lesson plans and supplementary materials to use in the classroom. 

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