Wyckoff House Museum 40.6443° N -73.9207° W

Description

The Wyckoff House Museum preserves, interprets, and operates New York City’s oldest building and its surrounding 1.5 acres of farmland. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs we build cultural and agricultural connections within our community, emphasizing immigration, family, food, and community through history. During field trips to the farmhouse, students learn about the history of the site through inquiry, exploration, and hands-on activities.

Check out our new virtual learning experiences and school-based programs.

Contact programs@wyckoffmuseum.org to discuss how we can modify our program offerings to best serve your students.

We are in school district 18.


Lunch Notes

Outdoor picnic tables in good weather. Covered tented area April through December.

Bathroom Notes

Masks are required for all attendees of indoor programs.
Port-o-potties on-site April through December. No indoor bathroom facility or waiting area.

Info

5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

+1 718-629-5400

programs@wyckoffmuseum.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Subjects
History, Colonial Times, Immigration, 17th Century, Agriculture, Social Studies, Ecosystems, Climate, Conservation, My Community, Science, Biology, Weather And Climate, Patterns, Art, Primary Sources, Botany, Slavery, African American History, 18th Century, Cultural Connections, Sustainability, Reading
Activities
Field Trip, School Based Program, Virtual Field Trip, Digital Resource
Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, K, 9, 10, 11, 12, Preschool
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Biodiversity in the City

Explore the 1.5 acres of garden and green space at the Wyckoff House Museum to understand the life systems of different flora and fauna native to NYC. Lesson highlights include: biodiversity and the ecosystems of an urban farm, organic vegetable gardening, soil and compost, and a visit to our beehives and the surrounding native plant area. Students will use observation skills and the five senses to learn about the bounty of life on our farm in this interactive lesson.

This program will run from October 1st-November 18th 2022 + May 1st-June 9th 2023 and takes place outdoors, rain or shine. This does not include a tour of the historic house.

This is an in-person outdoor program that can accommodate socially-distanced classroom groups or learning pods.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, agriculture, climate, my community

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 5 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Colonial Life (In-person)

Learn how a family of 13 lived in a single-room house through storytelling, inquiry, artifact investigation, images, and hands-on activities. Explore the restored home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and bring to life what the daily experience in colonial Nieuw Amersfoort was like for the Dutch, enslaved Africans, and Lenape people who called this place home.

Choose one hands-on activity: Butter Churning, Herbal Sachet Making, Quill Pen Writing, or Wool Felting

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, immigration, 17th century, agriculture, social studies

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, k
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 6 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Creative Composting

Join our educators for a tour of the Wyckoff Farm & Composting System. We will dig in and learn about the process of decomposition, play the compost sorting game, and explore our worm bin. Through fun hands-on activities students will learn the importance of sustainable practices to take back to the classroom and home!

Subjects Covered

ecosystems, agriculture, climate, conservation, my community

Grades
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 5 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Virtual Field Trip

Virtual Colonial Life Lesson

Learn how a family of 13 lived in a single-room house through storytelling, inquiry, artifact investigation, images, and hands-on activities. Explore the restored home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and bring to life what the daily experience in colonial Nieuw Amersfoort was like for the Dutch, enslaved Africans, and Lenape people who called this place home.

Subjects Covered

colonial times, 17th century, agriculture, social studies, primary sources

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, k
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Virtual Creative Composting

Join our educators for a virtual tour of the Wyckoff Farm & Composting System. We will dig in and learn about the process of decomposition, play the compost sorting game, and explore our worm bin. Through fun hands-on activities students will learn the importance of sustainable practices to take back to the classroom and home!

Subjects Covered

ecosystems, weather and climate, agriculture, climate, conservation

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Virtual Colonial Life Multi-Session Series

Take a more in-depth look at life on the Wyckoff Farm and how it relates to greater themes across New Amsterdam in the Dutch Colonial Period with a two-part multi-session series.

Topics include: Lives of the Enslaved on the Wyckoff Farm, agriculture, trade in New Amsterdam, and more.

When reserving, specify the desired program dates and topics to focus on so our Education team can follow up. Prices listed are for the cost per group for the series.

Subjects Covered

colonial times, slavery, 17th century, agriculture, social studies

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, 1, 2
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Introduction to Fiber Crafts & Weaving

Textile production was an essential task on the Wyckoff Farm. Join us for a brief history of traditional textile-making processes from the colonial period. Students will then experiment with different fabrics and found materials for their own woven creations.

This interactive, hands-on learning program is the perfect follow up to a Colonial Life virtual field trip or can be reserved for groups of at-home learners. Explore more complex designs and learn new skills by reserving a two part (for $140) or three part (for $210) multi-session series .

This program is intended for students grades 2 and up.

Subjects Covered

patterns, history, colonial times, 17th century, art

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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School Based Program

Colonial Life (School-based Program)

Learn how a family of 13 lived in a single-room house through storytelling, inquiry, artifact investigation, images, and hands-on activities. Explore the restored home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and bring to life what the daily experience in colonial Nieuw Amersfoort was like for the Dutch, enslaved Africans, and Lenape people who called this place home.

Choose one hands-on activity: Butter Churning, Herbal Sachet Making, or Wool Felting.

Flexible timing is available.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, 17th century, agriculture, social studies

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, k
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.
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Biodiversity in the City (School-based Program)

Does your school have a garden or outdoor space available for programming? The Wyckoff House Museum can come to you!

Students will explore outdoor garden and green space to understand the life systems of different flora and fauna native to NYC. Lesson highlights include: biodiversity and the ecosystems of Brooklyn, organic vegetable gardening, soil and compost, and sustainable living. Students will use observation skills and the five senses to learn about the bounty of life in our city in this interactive lesson.

Choose one hands-on activity: Herbal Sachet Making, Seed Planting, or Herbal Tea Making.

Flexible timing is available.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, agriculture, climate, my community

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.
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Digital Resource

Butter Churning Classroom Kit

Learn how to make butter at home! Kit includes butter churn with strainer, recipe with step-by-step instructions, butter spreader, and herbs from the Wyckoff Farm.

Please choose a date on the calendar you'd like to receive your classroom kit by.
(Note: This is not an educator-led experience, price does not include shipping.)

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times

Grades
3, 4, 5, k, 1, 2
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 30 stu.
Activity

digital resource

Duration
30 min.
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