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 it’s 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. Currently we are offering three types of program options:

  • 45 minute virtual programs, offered via Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Socially-distanced in-person experiences at the museum for schools within walking distance.
  • In-person programs at your school facilitated by a Wyckoff Educator.

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

Port-o-potties on-site April through December. No indoor bathroom facility.

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
Subjects
History, Colonial Times, Immigration, 17th Century, Agriculture, Social Studies, Ecosystems, My Community, Conservation, Climate, 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 May 1st-November 1st and takes place outdoors, rain or shine. This does not include a tour of the historic house.

Choose one hands-on activity: Herbal Sachet Making, Seed Planting, Herbal Tea Making, or Natural Dyeing (grades 2+).

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 5 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

agriculture, ecosystems, my community, conservation, climate

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

field trip

Duration
90 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

School Based Program

Virtual Field Trip

Digital Resource