Psychology Trips to New York
New York offers all you need for the perfect Psychology trip. Core study themes of social influence and memory can be expertly explored through New York's excellent museums and memorials. Uncover the psychological scars of the shocking events of 9/11 by visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and hearing first-hand accounts from survivors and rescue workers. Take a walk in the footsteps of the cities thousands of immigrants at Ellis Island and the Lower East Side and learn how their assimilation formed a multi-cultural society whilst The Jewish Heritage Museum offers a superb psychological evaluation of the effects of the Holocaust.
Take a look at our range of school trips to New York here.
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 to 9/11 Memorial & Museum||Visit to Jewish Heritage Museum||Tickets to see a Broadway Show|
|3||Visit to Ellis Island Immigration Museum||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|4||Visit to The Museum of the city of New York||Free time for sightseeing and shopping||Transfer to Airport. 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 to 9/11 Memorial & Museum|
|Afternoon||Visit to Jewish Heritage Museum|
|Evening||Tickets to see a Broadway Show|
|Morning||Visit to Ellis Island Immigration Museum|
|Afternoon||Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise|
|Evening||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to The Museum of the city of New York|
|Afternoon||Free time for sightseeing and shopping|
|Evening||Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK|
|Morning||Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
9/11 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is the principal institution dedicated to telling the story of 9/11, the people who lost their lives and the psychological scars that remain. Multimedia displays, archives, narratives and artefacts tell intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery. Two hour workshops are available based on the themes of memorialization, remembrance and repercussions.
Lower East Side Immigration Experience
Take an in-depth look at the daily lives of New Yorks first immigrants and the grueling conditions and persecution many faced. Examine different immigrant groups’ motivations for coming to New York, and their process of acculturation or integration. Tour stops include: Castle Clinton National Monument, Irish Hunger Memorial, Chinatown and Little Italy
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Quite literally the gateway for more than 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station. Now it stands as a museum dedicated to immigration where the Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded annually to pay homage to the immigrant experience.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s mission is to promote tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience. It presents the lives of those in search of economic opportunity only to find themselves living in one tenement apartment which was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
This museum explores Jewish life before, during and after the Nazi genocide. Documentary films, thousands of photos and artifacts, many donated by survivors families form a living memorial to the Holocaust. Special exhibitions tackle historical events or themes, such as “A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.” The core collection is brought to life with interactive displays, including “Voices of Liberty,” a soundscape of immigrant and refugees reactions to their arrival in the U.S.
The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum, housed in the 1908 Warburg Mansion, contains a fascinating collection of more than 28,000 works of art, artifacts and media installations. The two-floor permanent exhibition, “Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey,” examines how Judaism has survived and explores various Jewish identities throughout history.
Empire State Building Observatory
New York’s famous Empire State building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.
Circle Line Tour (Boat Cruise)
This cruise circumnavigates Manhattan Island allowing you to see all its highlights (dependant on length of cruise chosen) 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty is New York's most symbolic structure. The Auguste Bartholdi statue was given as a gift from the people of France and stands at 111 feet 6 inches from the toe to the crown. In the base of the statue there is an interesting museum devoted to the statue's history.
Broadway Theatre & Dinner Packages
Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.
Basketball and Ice Hockey Matches
Tickets to the New York Knicks Basketball and New York Rangers Ice Hockey Games range from $25 and upwards depending upon availability.
Ice Skating at Wollman Rink
Wollman Rink provides 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Wollman Rink, located near the Parkside Avenue/Ocean Avenue entrance to Central Park, is open for ice skating from late November through March. The Rink features a snack bar, skate shop, skate rental and free lockers.
Staten Island Ferry
This free ferry ride to Staten Island offers impressive panoramas of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry departs from Battery Park every thirty minutes.
This attraction holds models of a whole host of celebrities including Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg and Madonna. Madame Tussauds NY provides visitors with an entertaining educational opportunity to experience the world’s most fascinating celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures and sports icons.
One of the great pleasures New Yorkers and tourists enjoy is getting away from it all in Central Park. Stretching 51 blocks between 59th and 110th streets, this 843-acre area, green rectangle has served its city well since 1859. From famous statues to castles, there is so much to see within this pastoral landmark.
One World Trade Centre Observation Deck
The Freedom Tower is a 104 storey building that stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city. Interactive exhibitions reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers. Ascend the 102 floors to the observation deck in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
Museum of Modern Art
MoMA is closed for expansion from June to October 2019
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) contains the finest and most comprehensive collection of 20th Century Art in the world. The contemporary design is a masterpiece of glass spaces and high ceilings creating the perfect setting for its collections of modern art. The MoMA also has revolving series of retrospectives of past masters and shows from leading artists today.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses more than three million works of art from all over the world across history. It is almost impossible to see everything in one day: the two million square feet too much for even the most organised visitor. Instead of wandering through all the galleries, visiting one of the themed exhibitions is a good plan.
There is also a roof top garden overlooking Central Park, which is open in the summer.
Yankee Stadium Tours
This classic tour of Yankee Stadium allows you to absorb the history of one of the most iconic of American sports teams. The Yankees are 27-time World Series Champions, the tour will take you to famous locations such as Monument Park, get you up close to historic baseball memorabilia as well teach you more about how the stadium is used and the events hosted here which go beyond baseball. Each tour is led by an expert guide and culminates in the chance to purchase some of its famous merchandise.
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences. With magnificent views over the Manhattan skyline, Summit takes the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights.
Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.
There are free downloadable STEM resources to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighbourhood. Get students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.
- Empire State Building
- Top of the Rock
- Broadway Show
- Sports Fixture Tickets - choose from basketball, hockey or baseball
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