School Programs


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What to Expect from your School Visit

Every year, the Wyckoff House Museum welcomes over 5000 students, teachers, and chaperones through our school programs. Many teachers choose to visit us year after year because of our unique student-centered and hands-on approach to learning. During your visit to the farmhouse, your students will learn about the history of the site through inquiry and exploration.

Inquiry

School programs at the Wyckoff House Museum are learner-centered. Your students will have many opportunities to ask questions, collaborate, and think critically.

Exploration

Our educators engage students in multiple modes of exploration, including storytelling, close looking, artifact examination, and hands-on learning through crafts and play.

History

As New York City’s oldest house and last remaining Dutch house, the Wyckoff House Museum school programs are deeply connected to a history of change and transformation.

Program Options

Choose from four programs and several hands-on activities. Please note that not all programs and activities are offered year-round or for all age groups.

Base Programs

  • Colonial Life
  • Farming and Science
  • African American Lives
  • Voyage to a New World

Hands-On Activities

  • Butter Churning
  • Herbal Sachet Making
  • Quill Pen Writing
  • Colonial Games and Toys
  • Seed Planting
  • Wool Felting

Program Rates, 2017–2018

School program fees are assessed per group. We schedule one class per available program. Our space is limited, however, and large classes may be asked to split into multiple groups. We want you to be comfortable! If your class exceeds the maximum group size shown below, please contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate you. Groups that exceed these maximum group sizes will be required to pay an additional $5 per person fee.

Maximum group size:

  • Grades K–5:
    Up to 30 students & 5 adults
  • Grades 6–8:
    Up to 25 students & 5 adults
  • Grades 9–12:
    Up to 20 students & 5 adults

Base rates:

  • Independent School:
    $220 per group
  • Public or Charter School:
    $180 per group
  • Public or Charter School – Title I:
    $150 per group

How to Book your Visit

  1. Complete the online reservation request form on Explorable Places You may have trouble accessing Explorable Places from a New York City DOE computer. We recommend using a personal computer.
  2. Wait to hear back from our staff. Once we have received your reservation request, we will review it and contact you to finalize the date(s) and time(s) of your reservation.
  3. Receive a confirmation and invoice. We will send you a confirmation e-mail and a digital invoice for the full school program fee.
  4. Pay your invoice to secure your visit. Full payment of your program fee is due four weeks in advance of your scheduled trip date. Before booking, we strongly recommend that you review our Policies and Guidelines.

How to Prepare for your Visit

Printable resources, curricular connections, and other pre- and post-visit materials are available online.

Teacher Resources     Curricular Connections   Policies & Guidelines

 


School programs are made possible in part, through generous support from the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;  public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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