Please contact Margaret Flanagan at (212)-748-8753 or via e-mail to book your program. Reservations are required.
EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES ON THE STREET OF SHIPS
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, Museum Programs provide a deeper experience of the history and environment of our great port city, and understanding of how our port connects us to the world.
Tall Ship Tours (90 minutes)
Grades 3-12, $175
Board our Tall Ship at the pier and experience the world of sailors on trans-Atlantic trade! Haul the lines to raise sail, experience living conditions on a boat, navigate from open ocean into port, and learn about the significance of cargo and commerce from the past to the present. Tall Ship Tours are interactive without leaving the dock!
New Amsterdam Walking Tour (90 minutes)
Grades 3-12, $175
Take a walk back in time to the colonial outpost that became New York City! Discover what it was like to live in New Amsterdam, and the lasting legacy of this heritage for the city. Trace the development of Lower Manhattan during the early 17th century through images, documents, and the street plan itself, which was created by the Dutch almost 400 years ago.
EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES ABOARD PIONEER
Sail New York Harbor aboard historic 1885 schooner Pioneer, a floating outdoor classroom full of inspiring, hands-on activities! Programs explore our harbor estuary with the goals of increasing environmental awareness of the natural resources of this urban area, and developing historical perspective on the significant role of the port for our city and our country. All programs include students hauling on lines to raise sail, viewing landmarks in New York Harbor, and observing diverse and busy waterborne commerce.
Introduction to New York Harbor (90 minutes)
Grades 3-12, $850 (fall discount rate for public schools $600)
Students apply math, science, and social studies concepts while learning about the ecology and history of the New York Harbor Estuary. Small group activities include using a nautical chart for geography and navigation, making guided observations about the port through binoculars, and testing the water to better understand the marine ecosystem.
Gone Fishing (3 hours)
Grades 4-12, $1200 (fall discount rate for public schools $1,000)
Meet the creatures that live in our harbor waters as students help set a trawl net from Pioneer, and examine the live animals they’ve caught before releasing them. We’ll learn about the urban estuary where these creatures live and how human activity affects this valuable ecosystem. Small group activities include the touch tank of harbor wildlife, water quality testing to analyze their habitat, and using a nautical chart to understand how mariners navigate this complex waterway.
Experience all Pioneer has to offer! Work with the ship’s educator to create a Pioneer program tailored to your curriculum; options range in length from 90 minutes to a full day under sail. Contact Margaret Flanagan for more information on pricing.
Launched in 1885, and still traditionally rigged and sailed, Pioneer is a living connection to the heritage of the port of New York. She sails mid-April through October with a maximum of 36 people per group, including chaperones. Although Pioneer is an historic vessel, she is fully USCG certified and inspected, and is operated by a licensed captain and trained crew, meeting all safety regulations for passenger vessels.
Tall Ships America awarded the schooner Pioneer the prestigious “Sail Training Program of the Year” out of more than 200 historic vessels nationwide!