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! 

    Place Location Description
    Alley Pond Environmental Center Queens Nature programs on 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and fresh and salt water marshes
    American Museum of Natural History Manhattan Exhibitions on biodiversity and nature
    Blue Heron Park Staten Island Environmental enrichment education in the ponds and wet woodlands at Blue Heron
    Bronx River Alliance Bronx Canoe trips, walking tours and more
    Bronx Zoo Bronx Educational programs and materials for students
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Children's garden, summer science adventures, school programs
    Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Brooklyn Offers customized trips for different age groups
    Brooklyn Childrens Museum Brooklyn Nature exhibit, explore the greenhouse and garden
    Central Park Zoo Manhattan Offers a range of science-related curricula
    City Parks Foundation Queens Offers during and after-school activities on coastal ecology
    Freshkills Park  Staten Island Tours of the site, detailing plans to turn the 2,200-acre area into a public park
    Greenbelt Env'l Education Programs Staten Island Offers customized programs for different age groups
    Greenmarket School Tours Multiple Locations Discover the diverse varieties and delicious flavors of farm fresh food and explore the lively community created by a farmers market
    GrowNYC Free Farm Tours Multiple Locations A farm visit that explores how food is grown and how animals are raised
    Hudson River Park Trust Manhattan Environmental programs and recreational activities
    Gateway National Recreation Area Brooklyn, Queens Ponds, trails, visitors centers, and environmental education programs 
    Lower East Side Ecology Center Manhattan Living lessons in recycling and composting 
    Museum of the City of New York Manhattan Learn about the impact of fire on the city and the role of the water system to combat it
    New York Botanical Garden Bronx Garden adventures, workshops, and teacher seminars are available
    NYC Soil and Water Conservation District  Manhattan Offers workshops on water and soil quality monitoring
    New York Hall of Science Queens 400 hands-on science and technology exhibits
    New York Restoration Project Multiple Locations Self-guided field trips or NYRP-led environmental exploration to complement classroom education
    Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Brooklyn Learn the story of New York City's water and wastewater systems, and brand new organic waste digesters
    Pratt Industries USA Staten Island To arrange for a tour of the paper recycling mill, email Barbara Farley at bfarley@prattindustries.com at least two weeks in advance.
    Prospect Park Audubon Center Brooklyn Explore the world of birds and pond and forest life
    Queens Botanical Garden Queens Offers a wide variety of science-based workshops for all ages
    River Project NYC Manhattan Hudson River Estuary field trips
    Rocking the Boat Bronx Ecology tours, on-water classroom and more
    Serpentine Art & Nature Commons Staten Island Trips based on life sciences, botany, environmental studies, and geology
    South Street Seaport Museum Manhattan On-shore and on-ship lessons in the water resources of New York City
    Urban Divers Ecology Center Multiple Locations Offers during-school and after-school activities
    Waterfront Museum Brooklyn A “floating classroom” housed aboard a one-of-a-kind restored covered wooden barge
    Wave Hill Bronx Programs on nature studies.