The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
The Skyscraper Museum is located at 39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. The Museum shares a building with the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City, at the southwestern tip of Manhattan. Nearby landmarks include Bowling Green, Battery Park, and Castle Clinton.
Museum hours are 12-6 PM, Wednesday-Sunday. General admission is $5, $2.50 for students and seniors.
Call 212.968.1961 for information on upcoming lectures, exhibitions, walking tours, and membership.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
The Museum schedules tours and group visits to community organizations, seniors groups, and corporations. To schedule a 40-minute visit for your group, or to inquire about rates, please email groups[at]skyscraper[dot]org at least two weeks in advance (requests must be made in writing). Guided tours are offered during non-public hours: Monday & Tuesday, 10 AM - 6 PM; Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - Noon.
SCHOOL AND CAMP VISITS
The Museum visit incorporates learning from across the New York State curriculum, including science, mathematics, the arts, and social studies. Educators lead tours (up to 30 students) that allow students to interact with the Museum’s collections. Students leave with an appreciation of skyscrapers and their role in society as well as a better understanding of the methods of constructing tall buildings.
Educational guided tours of the current exhibition are available during non-public hours:
Monday & Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 AM to 12 Noon
The Skyscraper Museum holds a NYC Department of Education Vendor Number.
$2.50 per Student; First three Instructors/Chaperones free, additional $5 each
$35 gallery fee for guided and self-guided tours during non-public hours.
The Skyscraper Museum does not have any facilities for students to eat their lunch. If the weather is pleasant, teachers may choose to bring their classes to Battery Park and its esplanade. Otherwise, classes may walk to nearby public spaces such as the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center.
- There should be one chaperone for every ten students.
- Students will be asked to leave their belongings in a secure place in the Museum before beginning the tour.
- No food, drink, or gum is allowed in the gallery.
- Students are expected to respect the Museum exhibits and staff.
To schedule a 40-minute tour, email education[at]skyscraper[dot]org or call 212.945.6324 at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date. A deposit of $35 is required to hold your reservation and tours may be cancelled up to one week in advance of the scheduled visit full deposit refund.
The Skyscraper Museum has partnered with the Center for Architecture Foundation to provide a dual visit program; students tour the Skyscraper Museum in the morning, then head to the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and West Third, New York, NY) for a 75-minute hands-on workshop exploring the structure of tall buildings. Students will build their own structural models of skyscrapers, experimenting with the stability and strength of different geometric shapes. Suitable for grades K-12.
The fee for the program is $250. Payment is made to "The Center for Architecture Foundation". For more information, or to register for this joint program, contact The Center for Architecture Foundation at 212.358.6137 or info[at]cfafoundation[dot]org.