Day field trips are great programs for classes, schools and groups who cannot travel overnight. GO Educational Tours created some very creative programs in order to maximize your time at the destination while getting the most out of your activities.
The New York City Field Trip
Make New York City yours for a day; make it a field trip about science, the arts or a general sampler where you and your class or group can discover a little bit of New York in one day.
Science Field Trip
For example, you could choose the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Math as a science themed day.
Arts Field Trip
Perhaps the arts are more of your thing; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and the MoMA can fill your day. And should the performing arts be the focus of your trip then you can enjoy a very good tour of the Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and then maybe catch a matinee or even an evening Broadway show.
New York in a Day
To discover New York in a day is another option: Depart early from your city, arrive in Manhattan with your field trip group to catch the Staten Island ferry to get a view of the Statue of Liberty, then a deli lunch near the World Trade Center 911 Memorial, a subway ride to Times Square for an orientation walk and exploration of this well known intersection to finish your class trip by taking in the best view of the city from the Top of the Rock Observatory 70 stories up at Rockefeller Plaza.
Traveling by motor coach offers a lot of flexibility and options for your field trip. Each program can be extended into the evening if you wish to catch a Broadway Show like Spider-man or Wicked. In order to do this we can organize for your motor coach to get his DOT rest time at a hotel in NJ. This way he can be well rested for the return home. Most shows finish between 10 and 10:30pm and if you’re within 200 miles you would be back by 1-2:00am.