School Programs – K-12 & University
Whether inside our vast sanctuary or in front of your screen, our educators will guide your classroom as you explore immigration history, Jewish traditions and architectural design.
Sunday – Friday
10 am to 5 pm
Title 1: $75*
Public/Non-title 1/CUNY/SUNY: $100
Private and out-of-state: $120
College & University: $150
*Title 1 schools located in the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Two Bridges and the Lower East Side may qualify for reduced rates. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.
Virtual program rates apply per class (up to 30 participants).
Pre-K to 12 students: $8
College students: $10
Duration: 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.
*Subsidies available upon request for Title 1 schools.
Free admission paras, teacher aides, and one chaperone for every 10 students.
The education department at the Museum at Eldridge Street offers a range of programs and resources for diverse groups, including K-12 students, college students, educators, and community organizations. The education department creates a welcoming and inclusive space for all learners and through our quality programming, engages and inspires our youngest visitors to explore Jewish immigrant history and culture. We achieve this by:
- Developing and facilitating a variety of learning experiences and educational opportunities centered around historical interpretation, storytelling, Jewish traditions, and culture. These programs will reach diverse and underserved learning communities and be adapted to multiple learning styles and needs.
- Creating opportunities for learners to examine the role of Jewish immigration history and culture in American history.
- Creating a space that fosters inquiry, cross-cultural connections and encourages dialogue and discussion on issues impacting immigrant communities past and present.
- Empowering future generations of historians, preservationists, educators, storytellers, and community members to play an active role in the preservation and stewardship of our site and to become advocates for sites with historical and cultural significance within their communities.
Before your visit, you will work with a Museum educator to adapt your experience to your curriculum needs. Our guided experiences enhance classroom curricula through a variety of entry points. Educators lead engaging programs that support national Common Core Learning standards and the Social Studies Scope and Sequence.
Learn more about our programs with the options below:
How can I visit the Museum at Eldridge Street with my class?
The Museum now offers virtual and on-site school programs. Please fill out our School Reservation form and a Museum educator will follow up on your request. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note that submission of a request does not confirm your program and we will be evaluating in-person school requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note that all visitors ages 5 and up must show proof of full vaccination, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all visitors ages 2 and up while inside the Museum and participating in Museum programs.
If you have questions about on-site visits, please contact Scott Brevda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the length of a school program?
Virtual and In-Person school programs are 60 minutes long but can be adjusted according to the teacher’s preference. Please specify the preferred program length when you complete the School Reservation form or when you confirm your program with the Museum educator.
On-site school programs are 60 minutes long.
What web platform do you use for your virtual field trips?
We primarily do our programs on Zoom, but please tell us which platform you use while booking and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. If you are unable to create your own Zoom link for the program, we can create one for you.
What is the format of your virtual programs?
During a live, virtual interactive event, a museum educator will take you through the museum building using a combination of photos, pre-recorded video and other activities. There will also be opportunities for students to ask questions through chat or audio, depending on the size of your group.
What happens if we are disconnected during our program?
If technical difficulties arise we will do our best to fix the problem. If technical issues persist after more than 15 minutes, we will work to reschedule your program.
What are your payment, rescheduling, and cancellation policies?
Payment can be made by check, credit card or money order. please call the Education Department at (212) 219-0302 ext. 7 with a credit card, or send a check to:
Museum at Eldridge Street
ATTN: Education Department
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Invoices must be paid in full one week after the visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your program, please contact our Education Department at (212) 219-0303 ext 7 at least 24 hours in advance of your program. If you fail to do so, you will be charged the full program rate. In the event of a Museum or classroom closure, we will work to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, we will issue a refund.
What accommodations do you make for groups who have special needs?
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students are welcome. Visit our accessibility webpage, and please contact us to discuss any special needs prior to your program date. We are more than happy to discuss all the options available.