Virtual Field Trips

Engage your students in Central Park’s history, design, and management... virtually!

The Central Park Conservancy offers virtual field trips for grades 4–12, each led by an experienced Central Park Conservancy guide.

Offered through Zoom or Google Meets, our engaging series of 45-minute virtual field trips are supplemented by a pre-program resource packet and a post-program activity for teachers to implement on their own.  Capacity per time slot is limited to 30 students.

All virtual programs are free of charge.

Program Offerings:  

Discover Seneca Village: Using documents, artifacts, and photographs, students will learn about Seneca Village, a primarily African-American community that existed prior to the creation of Central Park.
Grades 4–12

Designing Central Park:  Why does Central Park look the way it does? Students will learn about the competition to design Central Park and explore some of the entries, including the winning Greensward plan. They will then learn how Central Park has changed over time and consider what parks should look like today.
Grades 4–12 

Central Park's Systems: Restoring Central Park was no small task. Students will learn about the history of the Central Park Conservancy. Then, acting as landscape architects, they will explore some of the design and restoration challenges faced in the early years of Central Park’s restoration.
Grades 9–12 

How to book virtual field trip:  

  • Request a virtual field trip by completing the Field Trip Form.
  • Central Park Conservancy staff will reach out to you with available dates and times. Please note that field trips are not confirmed until you receive an electronic confirmation letter and further instructions for completing your virtual field trip. Email [email protected] with any questions.  

We look forward to exploring Central Park with you!