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Computer Science Trips to New York
New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, at the forefront of world culture and finance, so it goes without saying that it takes a certain level of technology to keep a city like that going, which makes it an ideal destination for students of ICT and computer science.
In addition to its many museums and art galleries, iconic landmarks and Broadway shows students of computer science can get hands-on at Microsoft's recently opened flagship store which offers fantastic workshops on coding, game and app creation. They could explore the New York Transit Museum to learn how technology has transformed the city infrastructure or head to the New York Hall of Science and visit the technology centre. Whatever you are interested in there is something for everyone and you can not fail to please your students and inspire them with a visit to the city that never sleeps.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight to New York||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation||Visit to Empire State Building|
|2||Visit Nintendo World||Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum||Evening Meal in a restaurant|
|3||Visit and Workshop at Microsoft store||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise||Evening meal followed by a Broadway Show|
|4||Visit to New York Hall of Science||Transfer to New York airport for return flight||Overnight flight back to UK|
|5||Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight to New York|
|Afternoon||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Visit to Empire State Building|
|Morning||Visit Nintendo World|
|Afternoon||Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum|
|Evening||Evening Meal in a restaurant|
|Morning||Visit and Workshop at Microsoft store|
|Afternoon||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise|
|Evening||Evening meal followed by a Broadway Show|
|Morning||Visit to New York Hall of Science|
|Afternoon||Transfer to New York airport for return flight|
|Evening||Overnight flight back to UK|
|Morning||Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
Brooklyn Robot Foundry
If you are interested in bringing your students to Brooklyn Robot Foundry there are a number of workshops aimed at introducing your learners to the wonders of building robots. Options are based upon the age and ability level of your group and include the following themes: Gravity, Mechanical forces, Circuits & Vibration, Switches, Electricity, Friction & Machines, Gears & Motors.
Microsoft Store Workshops
Alongside a tour of Microsoft's flagship store on fifth avenue students can take part in 2 hour workshops and learn the art of coding. Workshops are available using 3 of microsoft's coding products; Kodu, a visual programming language made specifically for creating games; TouchDevelop, a programme for creating and sharing apps; Project Spark, where you can build your own gaming world and characters. A great way to get some hands on experience in an inspiring and iconic environment.
New York Hall of Science
NYSCI, New York City’s hands-on science and technology centre, has more than 100,000 square-feet of indoor exhibition space to explore. It presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and maths. See website for downloadable resources to enhance a visit.
New York's newest museum explores the underworld of spies and espionage. Tech and innovation are often at the heart of how the secret services stay secret and one step ahead. With areas dedicated to encryption and hacking this museum offers a fun and interactive way of looking at the application of computer science in the unreal world of secret intelligence.
Museum of Moving Image Workshops
Hands-on workshops are offered as a supplement to guided tours of the Museum's exhibitions, and support learning across a variety of curricular areas. They offer an hour long Video Game Programming workshop where students use programming software to build their own versions of a ping-pong style video game.
Learn about the technology behind Nintendo and explore each of the interactive gaming areas at Nintendo World where hands-on gaming demonstrations are provided.
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What you say
Microsoft Workshop - they asked on arrival if we would like to do a VIP Tour and it was fantastic! I would highly recommend the 5th Av Microsoft store, every member of staff that we came in contact with were so helpful and made it a fun and enjoyable session.
Ice Hockey game in Brooklyn was fab we all had a great night. The Aerial Tram to Roosevelt Island was good the learners got to see a different sight of Manhattan in the dark.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic High School