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School programs bookings are open for Brooklyn Historical Society (Pierrepont), BHS DUMBO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 and Brooklyn Bridge Case Study. Please read the program descriptions below for each site, as we have had many updates and an additional site for programs this year!

A limited number of fee waivers are available for all of our school programs for NYC public schools that receive Title 1 funding. If you are interested in receiving a fee waiver for your Title 1 school, please email education@brooklynhistory.org to inquire about availability.


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Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO at Empire Stores
55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
60-minute school programs Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 am and 11:45 am

Brooklyn's Waterfront Communities Grades 1-4+


Students learn about the 19th and 20th century communities of Brooklyn's working waterfront through object-based inquiry on this interactive field trip program to our brand-new exhibition, Waterfront. Students will have an opportunity to interact with the exhibition and tour educator as they build towards drawing their own conclusions about how the waterfront has evolved over time.

Brooklyn's Industrial Waterfront Grades 3-12+


Discover the challenges, hidden stories, and commodities that helped Brooklyn's industrial waterfront thrive for hundreds of years. In this highly differentiated program, students inquire into the construction of the working waterfront using the objects and exhibitions.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 in Fort Greene
92 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
90-minute tours Wednesday-Friday at 10:30am and 11:30am

Ingenious Innovations Grades 2-12


Explore centuries of technological innovation and historical change at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Learn about the transformation of shipbuilding from the Age of Sail to the Age of Iron and Steam. Includes a visit to one of the Yard's historic dry docks where students may get a chance to see a ship under repair. View pre- and post-visit activities for the Smartboard and in PDF on our curriculum page under "Ingenious Innovations."

Seeing Green: Adaptive Reuse and Bee Hotels Grades 2-5


Explore the “green” features of BLDG 92, including a rooftop garden. See how today’s Yard has reused aging infrastructure left behind by the U.S. Navy – in some cases entire buildings! Then roll up your sleeves and reuse art materials to construct habitat-generating "bee hotels” in this hands-on STEAM program. Learn how designers use brainstorming, creativity and an ethos of adaptive reuse to generate sustainable solutions to urban problems.

Women, Work, and World War II Grades 5-12


Examine oral histories, photographs, and objects from the Brooklyn Navy Yard during its two busiest times—the WWII era and today. Discuss how gender, race and class have impacted workers’ experiences at the Yard over time.

Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
60-minute tours Wednesday-Thursday at 10:30am and 11:45am

Brooklyn Abolitionists/ In Pursuit of Freedom Grades 4-12 UNTIL DEC 21 2018


Investigate activists who fought for the abolition of slavery and the expansion of civil rights in 19th century Brooklyn. Learn about the struggles and triumphs of extraordinary everyday Brooklynites through photographs, personal stories, and anti-slavery propaganda. Visit the project website for more information, including free curriculum.

Maps! Grades 2-12


Hone geography and map-reading skills using historical and contemporary maps. Easily differentiated, this program will exposes students to maps as a valuable historical resource, whether as an introduction to its components – compass rose, cardinal directions, keys, and scale – or for content-rich investigation of New York’s topography using the Revolutionary-era Ratzer Map. Supplement learning with our free curricula on the Ratzer Map.

Planning your visit
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