Virtual School Programs


Learn more about the Wyckoff House Museum using our new Virtual Education Resources page. These video and activity resources are free for teachers and homeschool leaders. Just fill out this form to receive the user password.

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What to Expect from your Virtual School Visit

This year, the Wyckoff House Museum has adapted our popular in-person field trips to virtual offerings. Each of the programs below are focused on our unique student-centered and hands-on approach to learning. During your virtual 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.

Virtual Program Details

  • Virtual Field Trips are offered Tuesday-Friday at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM & 1PM.
  • Programs are 45 minutes long and are led by experienced Wyckoff Museum educators. 60 minute programs are available by request.
  • All programs are presented over Zoom and are intended for students grades 2-5. We will try our best to accommodate other teaching platforms.
  • Programs are scheduled as one class per available time slot, up to 35 students.
  • We welcome groups of homeschooled learners, please contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate you.
  • When you reserve your program we will request a few dates & times for a short 10 minute pre-program check-in with teachers in order to best prepare for your virtual visit.

 

Programs offered:

  • Colonial Life – our most popular lesson!
  • Colonial Life Two- Part Series – take an in-depth look at different themes in colonial New Amsterdam
  • Creative Composting *NEW* – learn about the process of decomposition, sustainability & the importance of composting for the environment.
  • Introduction to Fiber Crafts & Weaving – available as a single or multi-session series, a perfect hands-on follow up to Colonial Life

 

Are you a local school?

Visit us on-site for socially-distanced Biodiversity in the City & Creative Composting programs. Outdoor programs are offered seasonally April-October.

Does your school have an outdoor garden? We can come to you! Biodiversity in the City can travel to your school.

Contact us to learn more about in person programs.

2022 Virtual Program Rates

School program fees are assessed per group. Availability and rates for larger classes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Base rates:

  • Independent School:
    $110 per group
  • Public or Charter School:
    $90 per group
  • Public or Charter School – Title I:
    $80 per group

 

Contact us  for multi-session rates and availability.

How to Book your Visit

  1. Complete the online reservation request form on Explorable Places 
  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.

Looking for hands-on activity kits for your class or learning pod? Try our Butter Churning Classroom Kit or Quill Pen Writing Kit.

Learn more about the Wyckoff House Museum using our new Virtual Education Resources page. These video and activity resources are free for teachers and homeschool leaders. Just fill out this form to receive the user password.

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 Kathy Hochul 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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