Nassau County Museum of Art

Located in the Georgian-style former Frick Estate, the Nassau County Museum is home to a permanent 19th and 20th century American and European art, as well as a variety of rotating collections, sculptures, and gardens. Students can take part in the “Learning to Look” inquiry-based program, where they will examine works from different perspectives. Groups develop artistic and writing skills as means of self-expression during the “Art Immersion” program. For groups seeking to learn English as a second language, the PALS (Pairing Art and Literacy in Schools) program is available, where learners will learn valuable vocabulary through the visual arts.
 
 
Contact Info 
1 Museum Drive, Roslyn, NY 11576. Nassau County. Tel: 516-484-9338. Email: llynch@nassaumuseum.org. Website: www.nassaumuseum.org. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.