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A design and technology school trip to New York works so well because design and technology is simple everywhere in the city – from the bright lights and billboards of Times Square, to the skyscrapers that surround you in every direction!
Explore the city streets and its many attractions that tie in with the curriculum. Visit the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, which includes both historic and contemporary design and extends from one-of-a-kind to mass produced items. Or Samsung 837, where technology comes to life. And visit Parsons the New School for Design, where famous fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Donna Karan all received their education.
Thinking about making yours a cross-curricular trip to give more students the opportunity to experience New York? The great news is there's options here for many subjects including politics, art, business studies, performing arts, media studies, fashion, food technology, maths and religious studies!
Visit the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum!
The Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the US dedicated to historical and contemporary design, which makes it a must-visit on a design and technology school trip to New York.
The museum’s collection consists of more than 210,000 design objects which span almost 30 centuries, from ancient textiles to modern, cutting-edge designs. There are handmade, unique pieces here, as well as mass-produced items.
The focus here is on showing the important role of design in the evolution of society, making this a really inspiring visit for your students.
Did you know?
The Cooper-Hewitt funds, awards and hosts the National Design Awards. The awards recognise American design in order to educate and promote excellence, innovation and lasting achievement in seven categories – architecture design, communication design, fashion design, interior design, interaction design, landscape design and product design.
Visit Parsons the New School for Design!
Parsons the New School for Design is one of the most prestigious design schools in the world.
The school was founded by renowned American Impressionist William Merritt Chase in 1896. Originally known as the Chase School, the name was changed to its current one in 1941, to recognise the profound impact on American life of former director Frank Alvah Parsons.
With alumni including Tom Ford, Anna Sui and Donna Karan, this is a really inspiring visit for any young designer!
Did you know?
Frank Alvah Parsons, who joined the school in 1904 and later went on to become its sole director essentially created the modern concept of design, by focusing on the beauty in ordinary things and the ordinary spaces people inhabit.
Visit Samsung 837!
Samsung 837 is an experience of art, fashion, technology and sport, where you can experience augmented reality, interactive art installations and musical performances.
In the heart of New York’s trendy Meatpacking District, this flagship store isn’t really a store, instead it offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Samsung brand.
Colour in on a giant screen using the S Pen, doodle in AR and design your own phone case – there’s so much to do here that it’s the perfect choice for a design and technology school trip to New York!
Did you know?
Samsung was founded as a trading company in 1938 and only entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s.
MorningFlight from the UK to New York
AfternoonTransfer to accommodation on arrival
EveningOptional evening meal at local restaurant
MorningVisit the Parsons School for Design
Visit the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Explore Central Park
Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city
Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Take the free Staten Island ferry for views over the Hudson and the Manhattan skyline
Visit the 9/11 memorial
AfternoonVisit the Skyscraper Museum
Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant
Chance to enjoy a Broadway show
MorningVisit Samsung 837 to see the latest technological ideas, followed by some retail therapy
AfternoonTransfer to the airport
EveningOvernight flight back to the UK
MorningArrive back in the UK
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Empire State Building
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Macy's Department Store
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Parsons the New School for Design
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Staten Island Ferry
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The Skyscraper Museum
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