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

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Sat
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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

Panorama: City Blocks 2 HR

SCHOOL TOUR BOOKING IS OPEN !

*TIP- Teachers can now schedule more than one class at a time!

City Blocks, guided experience and workshop
Grades: 2nd to 4th grade

Panorama City Blocks is the museum's most popular workshop and a tradition for many school groups annually! Students will recieve a guided experience of the Panorama of the City of New York, QM's 9,000 square foot model of NYC hand rendered as a 3-dimensional architectural model. While guidedf by a QM teaching artist educator, students will problem solve while making models of urban communities by creating three-dimensional cardboard city blocks. The focus can be placed on “Sustainability and the Environment”, ‘The Future”, “Transportation” and “Urban Planning”, while examining the differences between urban, suburban, and rural areas. Students draw on the aesthetic cues from the Panorama as well as their own experiences as urban inhabitants.

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

math, social studies, design thinking, city planning, my community, art

Grades
k-2, 3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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Watershed: Waterways Workshop 2 HR

Waterways Workshop
Guided experience and workshop
Grades: 3rd to 6th grade
Duration: 2 hours
Students trace the steps of the water cycle and the path of the water from upstate to downstate to its destination in New York City through writing and movement within the Watershed gallery. Additionally, Students visit the Panorama of the City of New York to view and discuss the impact and importance of the water supply on the citizens of the city. Students look for aesthetic clues in the Panorama and Watershed models to understand the factors that impact water consumption, transportation and purification in NYC. Through experiential learning, students will create a mountainous landscape and watch how water collects in reservoirs. Then students will make a drawing that illustrates the next steps in the journey of the water to NYC and use leftover water from the reservoir experiment to paint their illustrations, opening the conversation to methods to reuse our resources.

Intentional connections: science and literacy

NOTE for Teachers: The museum can accomodate 1 or 2 groups for Waterways IN THIS TIMESLOT provided they are from the same school and are scheduled to visit on the same date and time. If you would like to schedule two classes from your school please indicate this in the notes of your request.

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

the water cycle, social studies, geography, cultural connections, sustainability, city planning

Grades
3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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Louis Comfort Tiffany Lamps: Tiffany Windows 2 HR

Tiffany Glass Window, guided experience and workshop
Grades: 1st to 2nd grade
Duration: 2 hours
Students discover Louis Comfort Tiffany’s glass through a variety of hands-on experiences designed to address the developmental and learning needs of young children. Students participate in storytelling, movement exercises and hands-on art making activities that focus on pre-literacy skills such as shape, color, and pattern recognition, as well as creativity and self-expression. In conjunction with a guided discussion in the Tiffany gallery, students construct faux stained glass window panes using construction paper, transparency paper, and collage materials in the studio, producing a colorful project they take home.

Intentional connections: literacy and cognitive development

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

immigration, 19th century, design thinking, my community, art

Grades
k-2
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 13 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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Panorama: Sustainable City Blocks 2 HR

Sustainable City Blocks, guided experience and workshop
Grades: 4th to 6th grade
Duration: 2 hours
The challenge of making a three-dimensional city block is expanded in our 4th-6th grade version of the city blocks workshop. Students use the Panorama and Watershed historic models as a jumping off point to discuss architecture, sustainable living, and the ecological future of NYC. As a precursor or follow up to their museum guided experience, students will construct models of a city block using sustainably sourced recycled materials.

Intentional connections: science and literacy

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

math, social studies, sustainability, design thinking, city planning, art

Grades
3-5
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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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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Panorama Freestyle: 1 HR Guided Experience

Panorama Museum Experience: The Panorama of the City of New York
Duration: 1 hour
The Panorama of the City of New York
The crown jewel of the Museum’s collection, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes 895,000 buildings in all five boroughs. In this 1 hour guided museum experience, students will observe and explore the panorama model as a jumping off point to discuss New York’s geography, landmarks, bridges, parks, communities, history, and city planning. As is the case with all our tours, additional connections will be made to highlight the local and International contemporary art works that are also on view at the Queens Museum, making every visit to QM current and unique. Check our exhibition schedule to see what temporary works will coincide with your group tour!

*Starting in January 2019, we request payment 2 weeks in advance of the tour date for afternoon tours.

Subjects Covered

math, history, social studies, city planning, my community, art

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Panorama: NYC Building Blocks 1.5 HR

Building Blocks, guided experience and activity
PRE-K THROUGH FIRST GRADE ONLY.

This tactile building project gives students the opportunity to examine the interconnectedness of the city through learning the key components of each borough. They will collaboratively design and construct temporary three-dimensional communities using wooden blocks on fabric outlines of the five boroughs. Please note that students do not take this project back to school.

Intentional Connections: Science and Literacy.

NOTE for Teachers: The museum can accomodate 1 or 2 groups for NYC building blocks IN THIS TIMESLOT provided they are from the same school and are scheduled to visit on the same date and time. If you would like to schedule two classes from your school please indicate this in the notes of your request.

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

social studies, design thinking, my community

Grades
k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Contemporary Art: Making + Meaning Printmaking Workshop 2 HR

Making and Meaning, guided experience and printmaking workshop
Grades: 6th to 12th grade
Duration: 2 hours
*space limited for this specialty workshop
How do artists communicate meaning through symbolic imagery? Students will view and discuss specific works in one of the Queens Museum's local and international rotating contemporary exhibitions on view. Museum educators will challenge students to define the term “symbol” and source examples of symbols from anchor exhibitions. Next, students will design their own symbolic images and through printmaking explore the reproduction of symbolic images and how color and form impacts meaning in art. Through Studio Art Printmaking techniques, students will create their own repeated symbolic images and understand how artist uses images.

Intentional connections: literacy and studio art

NOTE for Teachers: The museum can accomodate 1 or 2 groups for Making and Meaning IN THIS TIMESLOT provided they are from the same school and are scheduled to visit on the same date and time. If you would like to schedule two classes from your school please indicate this in the notes of your request.

We have reduced rates for self contained classes! Share with us if you are bringing a self contained class.

Subjects Covered

cultural connections, my community, social justice, current events, art, speaking & listening

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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