Bring your students to the third largest park in New York City, Van Cortlandt Park, for a truly unique educational experience in a beautiful natural setting. Our programs allow you to add 1,146 acres of wetlands, meadows, old growth forest and a lake to your classroom. Whether you come once or several times, your students will have fun and learn the importance of preserving nature. Programs are available for Kindergarten through College.
Please visit Explorable Places to learn more about our specific Van Cortlandt Adventures programs and to book a program.
New Program: We are launching a new educational program, Invasive Species Project: Video and Field Lab, in 2021. Visit the Invasive Species Project page for more information.
Program Fees: There is a nominal registration fee of $50/educational program. Registration fees are nonrefundable unless the program is canceled by VCPA due to inclement weather or staff emergencies. Volunteer programs for school groups are free.
Can’t find what you are looking for? If you are looking to book a program outside of our usual timeframe of weekday mornings during the fall and spring or would like one more specifically tailored to your classroom needs, contact Sara Kempton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-601-1553.