Plan a Field Trip for Museum Day!

May 17, 2016

Tomorrow is the 39th annual Museum Day celebration — a day established by the International Council of Museums to highlight a chosen theme in museums worldwide. On this day each year, all museums are encouraged to participate, providing fun exhibits and activities that showcase the theme for that year. This year, museums will celebrate Museums and Cultural Landscapes!

Now that we know how museums celebrate this great holiday, it’s time to decide how you and your students will. Luckily, we have the perfect idea! What better way to pay homage to museums than by planning a school field trip to some of the best, kid-friendly museums in New York City?

  1. American Museum of Natural History – If you haven’t been yet, there’s no better time than now! This world-famous museum is a must-see for all ages, and houses plenty of ancient artifacts and specimens for everyone to enjoy.
  2. Rose Center for Earth and Space – If a planetarium is what you fancy, there’s nothing quite like this exciting, state-of-the-art facility. It boasts innovative and inventive exhibits, and a Space Theater that’s the most technologically advanced in existence.
  3. New York Hall of Science – Not only is this an excellent attraction for teaching students about science, but it’s also built on the historic grounds of the 1964 World’s Fair. It’s renowned for being New York City’s only hands-on science and technology center, housing more than 450 interactive exhibits.
  4. Brooklyn Children’s Museum – This was the first museum created exclusively with children in mind. As such, it’s home to award-winning, interactive exhibits that engage children and learners of all ages.
  5. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – Think outside the box and prepare your selfie sticks for the photo op of a lifetime! The wax museum, conveniently located in the heart of Times Square, is a fun way to teach students about famous figures — both past, and present.

While we realize that you won’t be able to get permission slips out in time for tomorrow, we think the International Council of Museums will allow you to celebrate throughout the month instead! The only questions left is, where will your class be off to next?

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