The Queens Museum 40.7457° N -73.8465° W

Description

The Queens Museum is a contemporary art museum located in Flushing Meadows Park. The most prominent piece in their collection is the Panorama of the City of New York. "This 9,335 square foot architectural model features 895,000 buildings in all five boroughs. Through guided museum experiences, gallery activities and studio workshops students engage in the panorama as a jumping off point to explore New York’s geography, landmarks, bridges, parks, communities, history, and city planning." Additional programs include an in depth study of the city's watershed, explorations of Tiffany lamps through the Neustadt Collecton of Tiffany Glass, and a rotating selection of international contemporary works in the museums art galleries.


Lunch Notes

There is no place for visiting school groups to eat in the museum. We advise visiting groups to picnic in the adjacent Flushing Meadows Corona Park or make alternate lunch plans.

Bathroom Notes

Cancellation Policy

Info

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Perimeter Rd
Flushing, NY 11368

+1 718-592-9700

visit@queensmuseum.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
Closed
Thur
Closed
Fri
Closed
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Social Studies, Cultural Connections, Design Thinking, City Planning, My Community, Engineering, Art, Visual Arts, Water Testing, Sustainability, Social Justice, Other, Math, Immigration, 19th Century, History, The Water Cycle, Arts, Geography, Geometry, Current Events, Speaking & Listening, Science
Activities
Field Trip, School Partnership
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Postsecondary, Adult, K 2, Preschool
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Esl, Special Education Programs, Bilingual Programs, Autism Program, Outdoor Lunch Space, Cafeteria

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Cardboard Contraptions: Drawing Machines: The Art of Rube Goldberg

Through the Cardboard Contraptions: Drawing Machines: The Art of Rube Goldberg museum workshop and tour will learn about Rube Goldberg, his artwork, his history as an engineer and learn the six simple machines through a student-driven, hands-on group making project.

Students will be guided through The Art of Rube Goldberg exhibition where they will experience original works of art, preparatory drawings, video and related ephemera that chronicles the development of Goldberg's art work. They will see the Rube Goldberg's trademark comedic contraptions both as original illustrations and as kinetic moving sculpture. The exhibition also prominently features Goldberg’s crowning artistic achievement: his invention drawings. This exhibition explores how Goldberg’s zany contraptions caught the popular imagination and became—as he put it—“a symbol of man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to achieve minimal results,” while making him a cultural icon.

In the included 1 hour workshop, students will be challenged to use the Six Simple Machines (Pulley, Lever, Inclined Plane, Wedge, Screw, Wheel, and Axel) to craft a Drawing Machine contraption from reclaimed materials.

This workshop is for grades 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade

Limited availability.

Subjects Covered

engineering, design thinking, art, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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