Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the New-York Historical Society is suspending Drop-In Hours from Saturday, March 14 through Thursday, April 30. We expect to resume Drop-In Hours on Friday, May 1 and are monitoring the situation closely. Please check back on this page for future updates.
TECH COMMONS @ NEW-YORK HISTORICAL
New-York Historical Society’s Tech Commons is a state-of-the-art digital media and STEM maker space where teens can work with mentors, meet friends, and create. Whether you’re looking to do some research on our tablets, record a podcast or song, 3D print an artifact, design and code a website, or just hang out and explore, the Tech Commons is the place for you.
This dynamic new space is loaded with a full array of digital equipment -- from fun to professional -- to help tomorrow’s leaders explore their imaginations and curiosities.
Some Features and Equipment:
- High processing computers with a full suite of professional design and production software
- 3D scanners and printers to recreate and transform collection objects
- Interactive media wall with three oversized screens for presenting and sharing work
- Soundproof recording booth and professional editing software to create audio and video projects
Free Drop-In Hours
Teens, ages 13 to 19, are invited to free drop-in hours Drop-In Hours, every Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 4:30 pm.* Students can explore the many galleries of the museum, meet with mentors, work on creative projects with friends or independently, experiment with our digital resources and learn new tech skills. Museum admission is also free.
Please complete a one-time registration for Drop-In Hours here.
*Unless the space is closed for another event or program. See calendar below.
Send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 212-873-3400 Ext. 356!
The Tech Commons @ New-York Historical was established with lead support from The Thompson Family Foundation. Generous support provided by The Robert K. Steel Family, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the Pine Tree Foundation of New York, and Susan Waterfall.