Devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future, the Museum celebrates the city’s rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped Its successive skylines. With guided instruction, students and teachers can relate to tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate and places of work and residence. The Museum’s collection of archival photographs and architectural models inform and guide the educational experience.
The Museum is dedicated to progressive museum education and offers school visits which promote object-based inquiry and active exploration of our space. Using the New York State Learning Standards as a guide, lesson plans and instructional materials are designed to be academically rigorous and promote higher-order thinking. Our staff is trained to promote close looking and critical thinking during tours tailored for the curricular needs of teachers in the NYC Public School system.
Education at the Museum also extends to NYC teachers. The Museum offers professional development opportunities, in addition to meet & greet events held at the Battery Park City gallery.