School Programs


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What to Expect from your School Visit

This year, the Wyckoff House Museum has adapted our popular in-person field trips to virtual offerings. We will also be offering a limited amount of school-based traveling and on-site educator-led programs for schools within walking distance. Each of the programs below are focused on 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.

Virtual Program Details

  • Virtual Field Trips are offered Tuesday-Friday at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM & 1PM.
  • Programs are 45 minutes long and are scheduled as one class per available time slot, up to 35 students.
  • All programs are presented over Zoom or Google Meet and are intended for students grades 2-5.

On-site Museum Programs

  • On-site Museum Field Trips are offered Tuesday-Friday at 10AM, 11AM & 12PM.
  • Programs are 90 minutes long and are scheduled as one class per available time slot, up to 30 students, intended for students grades K-5.
  • Biodiversity in the City & Creative Composting are outdoor programs offered seasonally, April-October.

School-Based Traveling Programs

  • School-Based Traveling Programs are offered Tuesday-Friday between 10-10:30AM & 12-12:30PM (flexible start times).
  • Programs are 60 minutes long and are scheduled as one class per available time slot, up to 30 students, intended for students grades K-5.

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 visit.

Virtual 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 & Colonial Life programs. Outdoor programs are offered seasonally April-October.

Our programs can travel! Biodiversity in the City can travel to your school garden or Colonial Life can visit your classroom.

We welcome homeschooled learners, please contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate your group.

2021-2022 Education Program Rates

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

Virtual Program 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.

On-Site Program rates:

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

See our Explorable Places page for School-based program rates

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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