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.
Crew and Cargo: Tall Ships Tour and Activities
Board the Wavertree at the pier and experience the world of trans-Atlantic sailors through hands-on activities.
Lightship Ahoy! Ship Tour and Activities
Board the Lightship Ambrose at the pier and feel what it was like to work at sea on a navigational vessel.
Haul Away: Simple Machines on Tall Ships
What makes a ship sail? Wind, muscle – and the mechanical advantage sailors get when they use pulleys, levers, and other simple machines. Climb aboard and learn the physics and math behind a sailor’s tools.
About our dockside vessels
All programs are designed for groups of up to 34 students (40 people maximum including chaperones).
All programs are aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, New York State Math, Science, and Technology Learning Standards, and New York State Social Studies Scope and Sequence. 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)-748-8753