The South Street Seaport Museum tells the story of how New York’s great natural harbor gave rise to the metropolis we know today: the story of the ships, the people who sailed them, the cargoes they carried, and the businesses that served them. Students experience all this and more, without ever leaving the dock.
See below for available programs.
Explorers, Crew and Cargo: Tall Ships Activities
90 minutes | Grades K-12 | $175
Board the cargo ship Wavertree at Pier 16 and experience the world of transatlantic sailors through hands-on activities.
Lightship Ahoy! Ship Tour and Activities
90 minutes | Grades K-12 | $250
Board the lightship Ambrose at Pier 16 and feel what it was like to work at sea on a navigational vessel.
Haul Away: Simple Machines on Tall Ships
90 minutes | Grades 3-12 | $175-$250*
What makes a ship sail? Wind, muscle, and the mechanical advantage sailors get when they use pulleys, levers, and other simple machines. Climb aboard Wavertree and learn the physics and math behind a sailor’s tools.
*Higher price for some programs applies to groups with more than 26 students
Wavertree was built in 1885 and operated for many years as a cargo ship sailing around the world
The lightship Ambrose was built in 1907 and served as a “floating lighthouse” in lower New York Bay
All programs are designed for groups of up to 34 students (40 people maximum including chaperones).
All programs are aligned with New York City and State Social Studies and Science Learning Standards. Programs can be customized to meet your curricular goals and the needs of your students.
Reservations and advance payment required. Limited scholarships are available.
To book a program, or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)-748-8568