South Street Seaport Museum

General Information

South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street
New York New York 1 10038
(212) 748 8600
http://www.southstseaport.org

Services Offered

  • Accessibility
    • Arts and Science Project for Students who are visually impaired and blind. The project is a partnership among the Museum, Education Vision Services (EVS), the*- largest education program in the world serving children who are blind or visually impaired, and the New York Institute for Special Education. It is a multi-year education program for low-income students who are visually impaired or blind. The Museum and its partners collaborate by using the museums resources to develop year-long residencies in the arts, history and marine science, adapted to the mobility/orientation and academic needs of students, and aligned to state and local standards on literacy, social studies, and science. The Maritime Adventure Day Camp for visually impaired and blind middle school students and their siblings. The Museum hosts this weeklong, inclusive day camp in partnership with Education Vision Services. 20 young campers learn seamanship skills and take charge of the Museums 1885 schooner Pioneer. The campers receive instruction in traditional maritime arts and nautical sciences from professional crew, focusing on the techniques of traditional navigation, piloting a 100-foot vessel under sail, testing the quality of the water in New York's bay and understanding the nature of the animals living there. Camp culminates with the campers taking command of the Pioneer to plot a course and circumnavigate Governor's Island. This is a unique venture in the metropolitan area and exemplifies the museums commitment to serving all New Yorkers.