Not only the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, galleries and the National Zoo are dedicated to public education, research, national service, and scholarship in art, design, science, technology, history, and culture. It’s National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the world, and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened in September 2016.
The National Archives
The National Archives in downtown Washington is home to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus one of four copies of the Magna Carta. These and other historical documents help tell the stories of America's history as a nation and as a people.
Frank Lloyd Wright's stunningly designed museum has been a daring addition to Fifth Avenue landscape since the late 1950s. We can offer an interactive education programme in which students enjoy a thematic gallery tour, before participating in a related studio workshop experience, where they create their own works of art in the museum's digital or studio art labs.
Museum of Modern Art
MoMA has committed itself to amassing the world's leading collection of the art of our time. The collection is unparalleled and features the work of masters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Warhol along with works of the greatest living artists of today. Through discussion-based guided lessons, MoMA educators encourage students to look closely at works of art and articulate their ideas about them.
Top of the Rock
A New York City landmark for nearly 75 years, the Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of Manhattan. At the start of a visit you can enjoy the multi-media theatre exhibit which presents the historyof the Rockefeller Center. The Sky shuttle elevators then take you at speed up to the Observation decks on the 67th, 69th & 70th floors which give spectacular views of New York City.
Ferry to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
First stop is Liberty Island and an opportunity to explore in and around the Statue, then on to Ellis Island, where 20 million people from 120 ethnic groups became US citizens. The museum’s artefacts, photographs, prints, videos, interactive displays, oral histories and temporary exhibits will help to describe to your students the patterns of immigration and facts about the immigrants themselves.
This museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Centre site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artefacts.
Empire State Building
Reaching a ¼ of a mile into the Manhattan sky, The Empire State Building is New York’s best known skyscraper conceived in the booming 1920’s and completed in the gloom of depression in 1931. The observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floor are open daily, late into the evening, offering 360-degree views of this vibrant city.