The health and well-being of our community are of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor this evolving health concern under the leadership of New York State and New York City.
Hudson River Park remains open at this time. Due to COVID-19, we will be canceling all field trip programs scheduled or pending through the end of June. Please note that there will be no cancelation fees for previously confirmed programs. Until further notice, we are not able to accept booking requests for field trips after June 30th.
In the meantime, we hope to see you at HRPK’s STEM Activity of the Week — an online series of hands-on activities and experiments that support learning from home and let you stay connected to the Hudson River! We’re also interested in hearing from you about how we can continue to support your or your kids’ remote learning with resources and programming. Please fill out the brief survey to share your current needs. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.
Hudson River Park hosts a substantial roster of free and low-cost environmental education programs for organized groups, using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Field trip programs allow students to interact with the River and Park through enriching and fun activities that inspire the scientist within each student!
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What Teachers Say About Our Programs:
- “We had a wonderful time at Hudson River Park! The program was engaging and the students learned things they wouldn’t have learned in a typical classroom setting. It was a very hands-on experience that enhances our science curriculum.” – Pam Welkis, 3rd Grade teacher from PS 116 Queens
- “Thank you so much for providing an amazing educational experience for our students! We’ve attended two workshops over this past year and enjoyed both equally as much. Your staff goes above and beyond in making sure our students not only learn about science, but, enjoy it also! We look forward to returning again!” –Russ Bernstein, Science Teacher from PS 9, Bronx
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A FIELD TRIP:
- Reserve your spot using our online application
- Programs fill up fast so make sure to book early to reserve a time for your class.
FIELD TRIP INFORMATION:
- Capacity: 30 students per field trip
- Chaperones: One chaperone is required for every ten students (1:10 ratio). The number of chaperones should be increased for Pre-K or special needs classes
- Location: All field trip programs take place outside in Hudson River Park at the following locations: Pier 25, Pier 40, Chelsea or Pier 84
- Cost: $200 per field trip
- Payment: Payment is required within ten days of program confirmation in order to reserve the program
- Please provide check or money order made out to “Hudson River Park Trust.” Credit card payments not accepted
- Fee Waiver: Partial or full fee waivers may be available, please call the Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 for details
Field Trip Programs:
Investigate the impacts of climate change to our atmosphere and shorelines in Climate & Our Coast.
Students step into the role of field scientists, collecting fish from the river and learning how to identify the species they find.
Come explore Hudson River Park's Habitat Garden, a green space with a rich diversity of native trees and plants
Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history while they tour a historic vessel and practice nautical skills like knot tying.
Discover the design and engineering side of maintaining a 3,500 gallon flow-through aquarium!
Learn how waste water is treated in NYC and discuss the impacts of pollution to the health of our waterways.
Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries.