School Visits

The Museum visit incorporates learning from across the New York State curriculum, including science, mathematics, the arts, and social studies. Educators lead tours (up to 30 students) that allow students to interact with the Museum’s collections. Students leave with an appreciation of skyscrapers and their role in society as well as a better understanding of the methods of constructing tall buildings.

The Museum has assembled suggested activities for the current exhibition.


Educational guided tours of the current exhibition are available during non-public hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Wednesday – Sunday, 10 AM to 12 Noon

To schedule a 40-minute tour, email education[at] or call 212.945.6324 at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date. A deposit of $35 is required to hold your reservation and tours may be cancelled up to one week in advance of the scheduled visit full deposit refund.

The Skyscraper Museum does not have any facilities for students to eat their lunch. If the weather is pleasant, teachers may choose to bring their classes to Battery Park and its esplanade. Otherwise, classes may walk to nearby public spaces such as the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center.

– There should be one chaperone for every ten students.
– Students will be asked to leave their belongings in a secure place in the Museum before beginning the tour.
– No food, drink, or gum is allowed in the gallery.
– Students are expected to respect the Museum exhibits and staff.

The Skyscraper Museum holds a NYC Department of Education Vendor Number.
$2.50 per Student; Instructors and Chaperones free
$35 gallery fee for guided and self-guided tours during non-public hours.

+ Partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation
The Skyscraper Museum has partnered with the Center for Architecture Foundation to provide a dual visit program; students tour the Skyscraper Museum in the morning, then head to the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and West Third, New York, NY) for a 75-minute hands-on workshop exploring the structure of tall buildings. Students will build their own structural models of skyscrapers, experimenting with the stability and strength of different geometric shapes. Suitable for grades K-12. The fee for the program is $250. Payment is made to “The Center for Architecture Foundation”. For more information, or to register for this joint program, contact The Center for Architecture Foundation at 212.358.6135 or info[AT]