Students visiting the Brooklyn Navy Yard will learn to think like historians and engineers through hands-on investigation of Brooklyn’s material culture, art, and written documents—all of which form intriguing windows into the history of America, and the development of New York City. Place-based learning makes history and science accessible to learners of all kinds. See your students come alive when they are immersed in the past and present of the Navy Yard.
BLDG 92 partners with the Brooklyn Historical Society to offer free education programs for K-12 students and teachers in NYC public school system.
Exhibit tours are FREE for public schools in the 2015–2016 school year. Choose from the following offerings:
Ingenious Inventions (Grades 2-6, 90 minutes)
Explore centuries of technological innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. With an empasis on hands-on learning, this tour includes a visit to one of the Yard's historic dry docks. Click here.
Women, Workers & World War II (Grades 5-12, 90 minutes)
Students examine oral histories, photographs and objects from the Brooklyn Navy Yard during its two busiest times - the WWII-era and today. They will explore the ways individual experiences contribute to larger therads in U>S> history and answer the question: who makes history?
NEW! Seeing Green: Sustainable Building & Design at BLDG 92 (Grades 3-8+, 90 minutes)
Using BLDG 92 as a case study of sustainable building and design, students are introduced to the challenges facing urban designers, including storm-water management, reducing energy consumption, and melding the needs of large urban populations with the realities of the natrual world.
Access supporting curriculum and pre- and post- visit activities to explore with your class.
How to Book Your School Tour:
- All tours require a reservation:call 347-381-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Guided tours are 90 minutes (up to 30 students and 3 adult chaperones).
- Guided tours are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Self-guided tours of BLDG 92 are available during public hours, Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To schedule a self-guided tour, please contact us.