Field Trips

Field Trips

New York City and the surrounding metro area has an abundance of environmental-themed places that offer field trip packages and education for students. Check out the options below and schedule a trip for your class! 
     
       Alley Pond Environmental Center located in Queens offers a wide range of fun engaging nature programs. They operate on 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and fresh and saltwater marshes.
    American Museum of Natural History is lcoated in Manhattan. Home to various exhibitions on biodiversity and nature.
    Blue Heron Park located in Staten Island provides environmental enrichment education to students of all ages. Take a tour of the new nature center hike and trail. Learn about Blue Heron Park surrounding wetland ponds, streams and swamps.
     Bronx River Alliance located in the Bronx, host canoe trips, walking tours, and many more fun educational activities.
    The Bronx Zoo offers educational programs and materials for students. The Bronx Zoo offers a wide range of programs and tours that enhance the science curricula.
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to children's gardens, summer science adventures and a wide variety of school programs.
    Brooklyn Bridge Park is home to tons of activities and attractions. Plan a visit for a funfilled day at the park. Kids can interact with many aspects of nature on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront.
    Brooklyn Children's Museum provides interactive exhibits about nature. The programs help to enhance students understanding of their scientific environment by exploring the greenhouse and garden.
    Central Park Zoo offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula and educate and inspire diverse communities so that students can appreciate the wonders of wildlife and wild places.
    City Park Foundation located in Queensoffers during and after school programs on coastal ecology, gardening and science and nature in urban environments.
    Environmental Study Center located in Brooklyn offers educational hands on tours and a wide variety of information about the environment. Environmental Study Center aims at educating students how to co-exist with nature and make responsible environmental decisions.
    Freshkills Park located in Staten Island offers site tours, fun activites and provides details about the surrounding natural environments of this 2,200 acre park that is currently under transformation.
    Greenbelt Conservancy located in Staten Island offers customized tours for different age groups. The programs are geared towards many education levels and abilities.
    Grow NYC FREE Farm Tours includes fun farm visits that help students gain a better understanding of local agriculture and the importance of eating healthy, seasonal foods in a fun interative way.
    Hudson River Park has a wide range of high impact field trip programs that provides students with the hands on scientific experience on the waterfront. Students are engaged in hands-on activities, games and learn about the history of the Hudson River.
    Gateway National Recreation Area with multiple locations offers a wide variety of ranger guided or self guided tours. The programs cover subject areas such as climate change, bird migration, plant phenology and many more.
    Museum of the City of New York located in Manhattan, students learn through a hands experience on guided tours. Students learn about many topics related to social studies.
    New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx and offers garden adventures that help students to understand ecology, plant science and the world around them. The outdoor programs help to create a deeper appreciation of nature.
    New York City Soil and Water Conservation District located in Manhattan offers workshops to students and teacherson water and soil quality monitoring.
    New York Hall of Science located in queens, Features up to 400 hands on science and technology exhibits.
    Pratt Industries USA located in Staten Island, is home to many recycling plants. To visit the paper recycling mill, make an appointment by sending an email to Barbara Farley, farley@prattindustries.com at least two weeks in advance.
    Prospect Park Alliance located in Brooklyn, open their doors to explore a world of birds, ponds, and forest life.
    Queens Botanical Garden offers a wide variety of science based workshops and more exciting events and tours.
    The River Project located on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, The NYC River Project offers estuary field trips along the Hudson River.
    Rocking the Boat located in the Bronx, offers ecology tours, on-the-water classrooms and much more.
    Serpentine Art and Nature Commons located in Staten Island provide field trips and tours based on geology, life sciences, botany and environmental studies.
    SIMS Municipal Recycling located in Brooklyn, the Sims Municipal Recycling offers a free tour of their Recycling Education Center at the Material Recovery Center.
    South Street Seaport Museum located in Manhattan offers, on-shore and on-ship lessons on the water resources of New York City.
    Water Front Museum located in Brooklyn offers a unique floating classroom on board a restored covered wooden barge.
    Wave Hill located in the Bronx offers student programs on nature studies.