Are you a homeschooler in New York City? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in New York City can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in New York City have a ton of opportunities available to them whether for educational field trips or to help you research and learn more about the area you live in.
If you’re looking to enhance your Time4Learning homeschool curriculum, give your child a different perspective on a new topic, or just get out of the house, this page is full of ideas for things to do and places to visit.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Also known as ‘The Met’, this art museum is the largest in the U.S. Founded in 1870, the museum houses over two million pieces in its permanent collection that include works of art from ancient Egypt, Europe, Africa and the Americas. For families, the museum offers interactive programs, storytime, and children’s classes. More info: http://www.metmuseum.org
Statue of Liberty
Found on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, this 305 foot tall copper statue was a gift to the U.S. from France in 1886. Visitors can enter the statue’s base and pedestal and even climb the staircase (354 steps) up to the crown. Homeschoolers can learn about the Statue of Liberty by reading the numerous plaques and tablets near the figure. Learn more: https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm
American Museum of Natural History
Located in Manhattan, the museum is one of the largest in the world and houses 45 permanent exhibition halls, a planetarium, and a library. Homeschoolers can take part in educational, hands-on programs and workshops like Adventures in Science, Celebrate Culture, and the Middle School Institutes. Learn more: http://www.amnh.org
Central Park Zoo
Located in Central Park, this was the first official zoo to open in the state. Homeschoolers can participate in the family or junior keepers program, as well as take part in penguin and sea lion feedings. The zoo houses snow leopards, sea lions, penguins and lemurs. More info: http://centralparkzoo.com
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in New York City, Time4Learning recommends visiting the New York Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in New York.