Bring Your Class to BLDG 92

Thank you for your interest in Education programming at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.

Museum-BasedPrograms Available for the 2016-2017 School Year 

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 all public schools during the 2016–2017 school year. 


Field Trip! 

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.


Choose from the following 90-minute programs:

 

Ingenious Inventions (Grades 2-6, recommended for self-contained and ICT classes)

Explore centuries of technological innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, this tour includes a visit to one of the Yard's historic dry docks. Be sure to check out our free, online curriculum at BLDG 92” available on our website for pre- and post- visit activities. 

Women, Workers & World War II (Grades 5-12)

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 threads in U.S. history and answer the question: “Who makes history?”

STEM PROGRAM: Seeing Green: Sustainable Building & Design (Grades 3-8+)

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 natural world. Students will get a chance to visit some of the solutions—including a green roof!

 Lesson Plans, Curricula, and More

In-depth lesson plans, primary-source-rich and standards-aligned, these free curricula are all available to download HERE from the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Book Your Program Today!

All tours require a reservation. Please contact Brooklyn Historical Society with any questions: education@brooklynhistory.org.

  • Guided tours are 90 minutes (up to 32 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.

Transportation & Directions:

We recommend traveling to BLDG 92 by school bus. Buses may enter the Navy Yard at the Clinton Avenue Gate located at Clinton and Flushing Aves. Bus parking available on site.

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If you are taking the subway, please expect a 20-minute walk to BLDG 92 from the nearest station.