A teacher's guide to New York City
There are plenty of educational and fun family attractions in NYC, including famous NY Museums, which are entertaining and interactive for school groups. Remember that you will walk in a huge city; be always careful of your students and their safety. We always suggest walking in small groups so that it is easier to have the situation under control at any time.
If you are willing to bring your students around the city on your own here follows a list of the most beautiful attractions of NYC you must visit:
Empire State Building: New York’s tallest building, theEmpire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece that opened in 1931. You can take the elevator up to the 86th-floor observatory deck and view the streets of Manhattan from nearly 1,500 feet above street level!
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): The most prestigious NYC museum and art gallery, the Museum of Modern Art is home to some of the most famous paintings of all time. Get an up close look at classic paintings like Van Gogh’sStarry Night and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory as well as contemporary pieces from Andy Warhol at MoMA New York City.
Central Park: The biggest and most beautiful park in New York City is Central Park. Spanning 843 acres, and offering tons of things to do in NYC for tourists. Central Park is the perfect way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Brooklyn Bridge: Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest and longest suspension bridges in the United States. This iconic bridge, a National Historic Landmark since 1964, spans the East River and connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Grand Central Station: With 44 platforms and 67 tracks along them, Grand Central Terminal, also known as Grand Central Station, is the longest train station in the world by number of platforms, and one of the most iconic sights in New York City. This magnificent terminal has been featured in countless films, including The Bone Collector, I Am Legend, Men in Black, and North by Northwest. It also offers a huge variety of restaurants and fast foods.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, just steps from Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a massive fine arts museum stretching a quarter-mile and occupying more than 2,000,000 square feet. Housed within the museum are classic works of art, including Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Duccio’s Madonna and Child, Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), and Picasso’s portrait of Gertrude Stein.