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Science Trips to New York

New York offers all you need for the perfect science, ICT and Maths trip. Our range of study visits will develop your students' understanding and give them a wealth of experience about science and technological innovation.

Take a look at all of our student travel to New York options!

Prices start from£1069pp

Popular itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Flight from UK to New York Check into accommodation Visit to Empire State Building/Top of the Rock
2 Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum See a sports fixture at Madison Square Gardens
3 Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Visit to the Liberty Science Center See a film at the IMAX Dome and Evening Meal
4 Visit to the American Museum of Natural History Lunch and free time in Central Park Transfer to the airport. Overnight flight back to the UK
5 Arrive in UK
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Morning Flight from UK to New York
Afternoon Check into accommodation
Evening Visit to Empire State Building/Top of the Rock
Morning Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise
Afternoon Visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Evening See a sports fixture at Madison Square Gardens
Morning Visit to the 9/11 Memorial
Afternoon Visit to the Liberty Science Center
Evening See a film at the IMAX Dome and Evening Meal
Morning Visit to the American Museum of Natural History
Afternoon Lunch and free time in Central Park
Evening Transfer to the airport. Overnight flight back to the UK
Morning Arrive in UK

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights Room Only Accommodation on Bedshare basis
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illuminate millions of years of the earth's evolution. Explore the Rose Center for Earth and Space, encompassing the spectacular Hayden Sphere and exhibitions that explore the 13-billion-year history of the universe; the Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls showcasing remarkable specimens, including meteorites, minerals, and rare gems.

New for 2023 is the Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation. Featuring scientific collections and immersive experiences, this spectacular facility will allow visitors to understand more about the natural world and global cultures.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex

Housed on the aircraft carrier Intrepid which fought in WWII the museums unique collection spans a half century of technological innovation. Highlights of the collection are 27 aircraft, including the A-12 Blackbird and the British Airways Concorde, the Cold War–era submarine Growler and the space shuttle Enterprise. Students can explore topics in history, science, technology, engineering and maths through the museums education programme.

Liberty Science Center

The centre offers interactive exhibitions and a variety of age appropriate programs for students including a 45-minute hands-on laboratory workshop experience, or book a full-day extended lab workshop to explore your chosen topic more deeply. It is also home to the World’s Largest IMAX Dome Theatre perfect for enjoying a film as well as marvelling at the technology that creates such an immersive experience.

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.

BLDG 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard

“Designing the Future” features the work of the city's best and brightest design, architecture and engineering students— ideas and products that may one day be developed and manufactured in the Navy Yard. Guided tours are available.

Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences

The Natural Science Collection here includes more than 500,000 entomological specimans, and shells and archaeological objects.

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.

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.

New York Yankees Stadium Tour

The tour includes the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park and the dugout. Guests will pass through the batting cages and Yankees clubhouse area before ending the tour in the Great Hall near the team store.

Ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty

The Circle Line to Staten Island offers impressive panoramas of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry departs from Battery Park every thirty minutes.

Central Park

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!

Watch a Broadway Show

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.

Examples of current shows on offer are: Aladdin, Wicked, Chicago, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera and Beetlejuice. 

There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability - so book early for your favourite show!

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 tour will take you to famous locations such as Monument Park, get you up close to historic baseball memorabilia as well as 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.

Summit One Vanderbilt

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.

Evening activites

  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock
  • Broadway Show
  • Sports Fixture Tickets - choose from basketball, hockey or baseball

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What you say

I have now used European study tours 4 times and I personally wouldn't use anyone else...excellent service! Darlington College

Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility, time and support which made the trip such a success!  Cathedral Academy

Really positive and helpful all the way through the booking and planning process - always on hand and really personable.  Melksham Oak Community School

Sarah, Clare and Katherine were all extremely helpful in every aspect of trip planning. They were always great at getting back to me promptly when I had questions or needed a problem solved. I feel they went above and beyond to give great service and ensure a brilliant trip. All ran smoothly and to time. (Itineray) Brilliant! A great mix of activities which were hugely appreciated by all pupils and staff. Food suited the pupils perfectly, service was great too. (Accommodation) Basic but did the job. Location was perfect. Highlights were our new activities; Spyscape and the Harbor Lights Cruise. Excellent. Would definitely use EST again. Sarah should be awarded an OBE!  St Columbas RC High School​