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Makers of NYC Tour

Meet the people making tomorrow's goods across various industries

  • from $80/student
  • Approx. 4-5 hours
  • Student Groups

Meet the people who make New York!

New York City is the center of the world for so many reasons, among the most prominent is its role as a leader in global commerce. Countless industries call The Big Apple "home," while others have a substantial presence. Among the most exciting trends over the past few years is the growth of manufacturing across a wide variety of industries in the city. The diversity in products made, from metalworks to food, has ignited makers and artisans alike. Many of these developments complement the rise of NYC's tech industry, as found through our NYC Tech and Innovation Tours. The most prominent developments featured in this latest round of innovations can be found through food, infrastructure and fashion. With the rise of these unique ventures all throughout the city, we're happy to offer experiences for student groups to engage with the people powering the maker movement in New York City.

NYC Maker Discovery Options Include:

FOOD

Explore how popular food products are produced and made and learn how purveyors and artisans harness technology, craft and nature to create the food we eat.

INFRASTRUCTURE

From magnets of metal and steelworks production to their rebirth as hubs of new manufacturing, see how former industrial districts are centers of innovation today.

METALWORKS

Discover how today's craftspeople, freelancers and entreprenuers work with state of the art machinery to create the fixtures and products required for various industrial uses.

GAMING & VR

Hear from and speak with new age makers on how they develop, build and maintain the physical and virtual environments needed to create virtual reality platforms.

How does it work?

Our STEM Education tours are based the core belief that students need to experience the most meaningful life lessons rather than learn them through textbooks or online articles. We accomplish this in the following ways:

CUSTOMIZATION
We actively build each program to suit the need and interests of each group.
ENGAGEMENT
We start with a basic framework and apply different applications of science and industry through site visits, explorations, activities and workshops to develop a well-rounded perspective.
LEADERSHIP
Unique to our student tours is our leadership module, which is incorporated into each aspect of the program. We help energize your group by applying frameworks that allow each student to question and discover what aspects of technology are they most interested in. We then work together as a group to help apply the lessons learned at each location to develop a “mini-roadmap” towards their potential career interest. This module takes place before and after each session and during the group’s transit time between locations aboard your vehicle (chartered bus or van preferred).
APPLICATION
Our hands-on, hybrid learning perspective allows each student the opportunity to not only experience science but learn how to apply what they learn to their own lives.

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TOURS

Group Reservations

To reserve your private group tour today, complete the form below. We'll follow up with additional information, including availability and pricing.

Booking Request
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Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

What you need to know

Approximate program time = 5 hours, HALF DAY SESSION. Approximately 4 hours of content & 1 hour of travel.

Programs are offered Monday through Thursday between 10am and 4pm based on availability throughout the year. Our busiest times are between April through June and October and we often sell out months in advance. We generally advise groups to contact us 3-4 months ahead of their desired tour date and provide a primary and alternate tour date.

Pricing varies according to group size and programming options.  Please inquire by submitting a request form above.

Upon receiving your request, we will provide a quote based on availability.  To secure your tour, a $250 non-refundable deposit will be required at time of booking, payable by credit or debit card or PayPal.

Different group size limits apply based on the program requested:

Food = maximum 45 students, 5 chaperons

Infrastructure = maximum 45 students, 5 chaperons

Metal/Woodworks = maximum 30 students, 3 chaperons

Gaming/VR = maximum 30 students, 3 chaperons

 

We require each student, teacher and chaperon sign a release waiver acknowledging the potential issues and danger related to visiting active workspaces and venues and participating in activities within these confines. Please contact us for more information regarding this requirement.

ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ARE PERMITTED.

 

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