The South Street Seaport Museum tells the story of how New York’s great natural harbor gave rise to the metropolis we know today. From historic ships to district walking tours, gallery studies, and block printing, our Education programs provide a deeper experience of the history and environment of our great port city, and an understanding of how our port connects us to the world.

Our Education Programs inspire kids of all ages with hands-on activities, living history, and the call of the sea. Programs are adaptable for families, after-school sessions, camp outings, team building, adult special interest clubs, and professional development for teachers. Advance reservations are required. Limited scholarships available.

Tall Ship Experiences

Visit historic vessels

Down by the Docks

Outdoor land-based education programs

Museum Gallery Sessions

Visit the Museum indoors


Adventures under sail

Group/School Walking Tours

Neighborhood walks that teach local history

Millions: New York Immigration in the 20th Century

An exciting new program at the Seaport Museum


The Seaport Museum visits your classroom

Bowne & Co. Workshops

Learn letterpress printing

miniMATES and Open Play

View the Seaport Museum’s early childhood programs