New York City Field Trip Ideas

On our Monday night live on Homeschooling in NYC, we covered field trips both city based and state based. There were hundreds of ideas, so I will be breaking them up into different groups because covering it all will take absolutely forever. I just want to remind you all that even if it is not a museum or exhibit, doesn’t mean it can not count as a field trip. Everywhere has history and other aspects to learning you can incorporate. For example, going to the grocery store can involve nutrition and balancing finances/budget. A trip to the park can be P.E. Taking a walk through a neighborhood you can talk about the culture, the history, dynamics, gardens (lower east side has a lot) and much more. Also there are so many opportunities not just in New York City, or within the state. If you can travel, it is a great experience but there are virtual tours as well you can look into as well.

*Just a note I will continue adding to this list as time goes, I wanted to get you all started with ideas.*


Ellis Island

Governor’s Isalnd

The Met



Central Park


Morgan Library and Musuem

Museum at Eldrige Street

Natural Museum of the American Museum

9/11 Tribute and Musuem


Empire State Building

Flat Iron

Rockefeller Center

Times Square


New York Historical Society

United Nations

Cooper Hewitt


Tenement Museum

Paley Center

American Folk Art Museum

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Merchant House Museum

Museum of Moving Image

Central Park Zoo

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

National Museum of Mathematics

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Whitney Museum of American Art

China Institute & Gallery

Alice Tully Hall

The Frick Collection

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

New Museum

Yeshiva University Museum

Top of the Rock


Prospect Zoo

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

New York Aquarium

Waterfront Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Jewish Children’s Museum


Queens Wildlife Center

Hall of Science

Queen’s Country Farm Museum

The Noguchi Museum

Sculpture Center


Bronx Zoo

Staten Island

Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Children’s Museum

Alice Austen House

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art


    • Thank you, I’ll keep adding and I’ll have a separate NYS based post coming shortly. There are just so many places to see/use that it’s hard to fit it all into one post lol

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