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Schools

School Field Trips

Our field trips provide students with fun, hands-on explorations of design, native ecology, and the history of Manhattan's West Side. Students take guided observational walks, engage in inquiry-based artifact investigations, and examine primary source documents as they delve into the past and consider plans for the future.

All our field trips meet New York City and New York State Learning Standards and the Common Core.

Learn about nature, history, or design:
Native New York – Native Ecology on the High Line
(AVAILABLE FOR SECOND THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE CLASSES)

Discover the people, plants, and animals that made up Mannahatta! Students identify plants used by the Lenape Native Americans and explore how animals depend on native habitats. Students will use their own plant guide to help them identify plants and their relationship to native animals.


Rivers and Railways – History on the High Line
(AVAILABLE FOR SECOND THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE CLASSES)

Students use primary source documents, maps, and touchable artifacts to learn the history of the industrial West Side and the people who shaped their community.


Park in the Sky – Designing the High Line
(AVAILABLE FOR SECOND THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE CLASSES)

How did the High Line become a park? Students find remnants from the site's abandoned past, explore design features inspired by the High Line's roots, and even design their own section of the park.

Please note: trips can be booked online through the link below. All time slots are limited to 30 students at a time. Trips occur RAIN OR SHINE.

Want to know what a field trip is like? Watch this short video before you book your trip!

Book a Field Trip

After School Programs

Friends of the High Line offers free, weekly after-school programs at local elementary schools PS 33 Chelsea Prep and PS 41. Through arts-based workshops and regular trips to the High Line, children explore High Line ecology, park design, and the history of Manhattan's West Side. The curriculum focuses on public art and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning through an active investigation of the built environment, horticulture, and life-cycle around the High Line.


Please contact Katie Henry, School and Family Programs Manager, for more information at katie.henry@thehighline.org.

Local Partnerships

Local schools have a unique opportunity to engage in multi-visit programs that utilize the High Line as an extension of their classrooms, and Friends of the High Line can tailor programs to meet the needs of local educators. From a three-part history curricula to a month-long arts education program or a year-long ecology study, partnerships offer a combination of in-school visits and guided excursions.

Please contact Katie Henry, School and Family Programs Manager, for more information at katie.henry@thehighline.org.

Self-Guided Visits

To aid the 6,000+ students who visit the High Line on self-guided experiences each year, Friends of the High Line offers free educational resources for teachers.

Please register your visit here and you'll receive optional free resources for your use.


Register Your Self-Guided Visit

Our Partners

Funding for High Line Education comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council—with special thanks to Council Member Corey Johnson, Council Member Mark Levine, and the Manhattan Delegation of the City Council.