Virtual School Programs

The Tenement Museum’s private K-12 programs offers your class a chance a ‘visit’ to our recreated apartments from anywhere in the world. During a live, online interactive event, our Tenement Museum Educators will take you into the building and apartments using pre-recorded video, and share stories of a family who lived in our historic buildings. These visits happen on a private Zoom meeting, with opportunities to interact and ask questions through chat or audio, depending on the size of your group.

Virtual Field Trips

Programs are a 60-minute interactive virtual visit to the Tenement Museum, with a Tenement Museum Educator. We’ll take you inside our historic 97 or 103 Orchard Street buildings and through the history of a family who lived there. You’ll learn about daily life in the past, see the spaces, meet the people, and get to ask us questions.

We are able to accommodate school groups between 15-100 students. For availability, further questions, and pricing, please email [email protected] or fill out the following form.

Dresser with family objects displayed in the recreated Baldizzi family parlor inside 97 Orchard Street

The Baldizzi Family story features an Italian American family in the 1920s that lived at 97 Orchard Street  and discusses how they found support through difficult circumstances. We will talk about what it takes to start a new life in a new place and the challenges of living through the Great Depression. Listen to an oral history, analyze a ship passenger list and learn about government relief programs the family received.

The Rogarshevsky Family story features a Jewish American family in 1911, and how they balanced work, tradition and culture in the Lower East Side while living at 97 Orchard Street. Students consider the difficulties of factory work and learn about labor unions, working conditions, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory through Bessie, the teenage daughter of the family.

Kitchen inside a recreated apartment at 103 Orchard Street

The Saez-Velez Family story features a Puerto Rican family who lived at 103 Orchard Street beginning in the 1950s. You will see how they built community at home, school, work, and in their neighborhood.

ESOL Workshops

Virtual Shared Journeys | Grades 6-12 and Adults
Free ESOL workshops for New York City public middle and high school students provide a unique context for English language learning, help students place their own immigration experience within a broader historical and political framework, and promote critical engagement with civic issues. Please contact [email protected] for availability.

School Group FAQs

Fill out our Group Request Form at least two weeks prior to your desired program date. We will respond via email with dates and timeslots that match your availabilityYour program is confirmed once you submit payment for the program. 

Our virtual field trips can accommodate up to 100 people. We encourage you to book tickets on one of our Virtual Events if you would like to purchase individual tickets. 

Price varies by number of people, device, and program. We offer discounted rates for NYC Title 1 schools. Full payment is due two weeks prior to the program date. Please email [email protected] with pricing questions and concerns.

We understand not all students may be able to log on at once. An additional charge will be added to the cost of your program. If you have multiple programs booked, the charge will be applied to each program. The recording will be active for four weeks.