New York City is a culturally rich resource which offers its visitors dozens of museums and institutions to enhance their understandings of New York City urban arts and multicultural perspectives. These particular field trip destinations and experiences were selected to enhance the participants' New York City sojourn by offering them a chance to visit a broad spectrum of sites with a focus on the arts, sciences and nature study.
Toward these goals :
1. Central Park Wildlife Center is a newly redesigned elegant wildlife preserve which provides its vistors with the opportunity to learn about a spectrum of animals reflecting a broad range of biodiversity. In addition to gaining insights in this science content area, our visitors will lunch within the wildlife preserve at the well reviewed Leaping Frog Cafe. The Wildlife Center is situated at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street.
2. The International Center of Photography Students will participate in the hands on photography workshop to learn how they to can develop their visual and artistic insights and talents. The museum showcases the works of a broad array of international photographers. (Donation on Friday, 5-8). ICP is located at Fifth Avenue and 94rd Street.
3. Museum Mile Cultural Arts Walking Tour. As an expansion to their visit to ICP, students will take the walking tour of the famous Museum Mile. They will get to examine and capture first hand the architectural beauties and state of the art building structures of this Fifth Avenue landmarked filled mile stretch. As they walk, they will learn about the construction, urban planning, museum site redesign plans and contemporary urban renewal issues. They will also glimpse other museum sites and buildings they will visit on this trip. Finally, they will identify other places they will want to visit on their next visit to New York City.
4. Intrepid Sea Air Museum will provide the students with an unforgettable shipboard adventure as they examine first hand, planes, weapons, archives, historical artifacts, photos, maps and detailing armed service efforts. The tour of the Intrepid Carrier itself simulates the experience of being a crew member of this historic ship. A special attraction is Desert Storm Strike, Intrepid Navy Flight Simulator. Pier 86 is found at 12th Avenue and 46th Street. $10.00 (212) 245 0072
5. Museum of Modern Art - Fantastic contemporary collection of paintings, sculptures and industrial designs couched in a sunfilled spiritually and emotionally engaging structure. Students will be also visiting the outdoor sculpture garden and outdoor cafe. (Friday 10:30am 8:30pm pay what you wish ) 11 West 53rd Jazz at MoMa 5:30-8 (Free with Admission.) (closed Wednesday)
6. Guggenheim Museum which was design by Frank Lloyd Wright is the architectural jewel of New York. On display is some of the finest contemporary artists in a most compelling environment . The long spiral ramp facilitates the viewing of the works on display.
$ 7.00 1071 Fifth Avenue (closed Thursday) 423 3500
7. Museum of the City of New York has a rich collection of artifacts including portaiture, dolls, toys, period rooms, cutlery, costumes and the Big Apple mutimedia exhibit highlighting New York City History. $4.00 (closed Monday and Tuesday) 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105 th Street 534 1672
8. The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is four floors of interactive hands-on, state of the art experiences. Students will create and animation, get a digital photograph, make a voiceprint, see how films are made and have a chance to play a vast array of video games/simulations. Visitors take away a their own multimedia momento of their experience. Madison Avenue and 56th Street.
9. The Sony IMAX Theatre gives participants a chance to experience films in 3D in state of the art auditoriums. Students will choose from the following presentations: NY 3D Across the Sea of Time, Mark Twain's America, T-REX or the 2D IMAX presentation Everest. Broadway and 68th Street.
10. El Museo del Barrio is the key repository of portraiture, photos and artifacts showcasing Latino cultural contributions. 1250 Fifth Ave at 105 Street 831 7272 Open Wednesday through Sunday.
11. Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture includes exhibits and the richest collection of library resources in the New York City documenting Black/African American Arts, Civics, Business and other achievements . 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135 th Street.
12. Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Students will take a ferry to see a museum located at the site where the immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th century came to America. They will reenact the new immigrants' emotion filled vision as they glimpse the Statue of Liberty.
13. Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre. Students will get a taste of the Broadway musical experience and see first hand the atmosphere and excitement of a Broadway matinee. Broadway and 53 Street.
14. Lincoln Center Behind the Scenes Tour. Students will go behind the scenes of the noted and architectural landmark of Lincoln Center and see a rehearsal for one of its musical, theatre or opera productions. Broadway and 65th Street.
15. The New York Botanical Gardens. The Everett Childen's Adventure Garden is an eight-acre indoor/outdoor wonderland of exploration, discovery and hands-on activities with science and nature. $4.00 Kazimiroff Boulevard and 200th Street .
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