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Explore the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson through interactive, inquiry-based programming.

“I don't mind trouble, but I do believe in fair play and justice.”

– Jackie Robinson, in a letter to Truman Gibson, 1944

RESERVATION POLICIES

How to Book

How to Book
Review the program description and select “Book Now.” On the calendar, you will select the date and time for your program, add the booking fee of $25.00 to your “cart,” tell us about your group in a brief form, and complete the transaction to confirm your reservation.

Group Size
Field trips are designed for one class, or up to 30 students, at a time. We recommend a ratio of at least one (1) adult per seven (7) youth participants.

One at a Time, Please
Each program must be booked individually (i.e. one person is not able to book for multiple groups in the same transaction).

Availability
Field trip time slots are made available on a rolling basis. If the dates you are interested in are not yet open, check back again and join our mailing list (at the bottom of this page) for alerts.

To book a self-guided visit instead of an educator-guided program, please complete the Group Visit Request Form.

Program Fees

  • Title 1 schools: $100.00 per group
  • All other schools: $200.00 per group
  • Each group includes a maximum 30 students and 5 included adults (teachers/chaperones). A small number of additional participants (i.e. 1-2 additional children or chaperones) may be allowed and will be charged $7 per person.

Payment

Booking Fee
Reservations require a booking fee of $25, payable online by credit card. This is considered a deposit toward your total program fee (not an additional fee).

Two Confirmation Emails
Upon booking, you’ll receive an initial confirmation showing a $0 balance. You will receive a second confirmation email showing the updated outstanding balance based on your school’s Title 1 status. Invoices can be provided upon request.

Making a Payment
Payment is due by the date of your visit (in advance or when you arrive). We accept cash, credit card, and school-issued checks (no personal checks).

To pay in advance of your visit:

  • Call 646-989-2778 with credit card information handy or
  • Mail a school-issued check made payable to Jackie Robinson Foundation with a copy of your invoice to:

JACKIE ROBINSON MUSEUM EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
75 VARICK STREET, 2nd FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10013

Rescheduling and Cancellation

  • If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, contact us as soon as possible at museum@jackierobinson.org or 646-989-2778.
  • To reschedule, include a detailed explanation of your scheduling needs in your message.
  • For cancellations, your booking fee is refundable up to one week ahead of your visit. If you cancel within one week of your visit, the booking fee will not be refunded.

Questions?

Email museum@jackierobinson.org with “School Programs” in your subject line.

PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

Classroom Resources

We recommend the following resources to prepare for your Museum experience.

Planning your Trip

  • Please review all visitor policies at the bottom of our Visit page with your students. 
  • Arrive on-time. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early to be sure to get started with your program on time. Late arrival may result in abridged programming. 
  • Bus drop off is available outside the Museum, but not parking for the duration of the program.

Photo Release Forms

Photo Release Form Instructions: 

  1. Distribute the Photo Release Form to your students’ guardians (print or email). 
  2. Collect the forms in advance of your Museum visit. 
  3. Submit the forms to the Museum:  
    • Preferred method:  Scan all the forms for your class into a single PDF document and upload it at https://bit.ly/JRM-photo-forms.  
    • You can also bring the paper copies with you on the day of your visit. 

Please note:
Completing the photo release form is not required for students to attend the program. We can be sure to avoid photographing any students who do not have signed forms.

Lunch Policy

We do not have a lunch facility and encourage guests not to bring food or drink into the Museum.

However, if you need to bring student lunches, they can be stored with student backpacks and/or coats and picked up again at the end of the program. Freeman Plaza East is one block away from the Museum and Hudson River Greenway is a 10 minute walk from the Museum.

Gift Shop

We do not budget time for gift shop browsing in your 75-minute program time. If you would like to provide an opportunity for students to purchase a souvenir, we recommend doing so online at Shop42.org.

If you would like to allow students to visit the store following the program, teachers and chaperones will be responsible for student supervision and depending on your group size, you may be asked to divide into smaller groups as space in the shop is limited. Please let our staff know in advance if you would like to do so.

HOURS: 11 AM - 6 PM, Thu - Sun