School Programs – K-12 & University
Sunday – Friday
10 am to 5 pm
1 – 15 students $75
16 – 25 students $100
26 – 35 students $150
Pre-K to 12 students $8
College students $10
Duration: 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.
Subsidies available upon request for Title One Schools.
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.
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 live programs that support Common Core Learning standards on a variety of platforms.
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.
Can I visit the Museum at Eldridge Street in person with my class?
The Museum is still prioritizing virtual programs at this time. If you have questions about on-site visits, please contact Rachel Serkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I schedule a virtual field trip for my class?
To schedule a virtual field trip, please fill out our School Reservation form. Our Education staff will be in touch with you to schedule your program and answer any questions.
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 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 five minutes and less than 50% of your program time has elapsed, we will work to reschedule your program.
How should I prepare my students for their program?
Please review your program’s web platform with your students prior to your virtual field trip. You can learn more about the Museum through our website and be sure to check out the resources on our Learning from Home page.
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
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10003
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.
What is the format of your virtual programs?
During a live, online 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 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.