Field Trips & School Visits
Field Trips to The Materials Center
The Materials Center is a dynamic location for children and adults, full of things to touch and look at, that offer a multitude of opportunities for creative thinking and dialogue about saving, repurposing and finding beauty and new possibilities in everyday items. Schedule a field trip for your class to The Materials Center!
Schedule a field trip for your class to The Materials Center!
A Visit will always include:
- an introduction to The Materials Center, why we collect found materials, and a demonstration of how we weigh, sort and record material donations
- discussions about waste, recycling, repurposing, and finding potential in mundane objects
- creative and playful experiences with the materials!
- time for children to shop for materials
scheduling a field trip:
The Materials Center is open for field trips on Monday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Field trips must be scheduled in advance. Please fill out the Request Form and we will respond with available dates.
We welcome children ages 3+!
Due to space limitations, we can only accommodate one class per day.
field trip & materials fees:
Pay-as-you-wish, and our suggested Trip Fee is $50.00 per class.
There is no cost for the materials that children select and bring back to the classroom.
Teachers and parent chaperones can shop for materials too! Materials cost $1.00/pound.
The Materials Center is located at:
130 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
BYOB! Bring Your Own Bag for the materials that students take back to school.