Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
Rangers in Your Classroom
Spring 2013 is completely booked!
Interest in our Ranger in Your Classroom programs to be delivered in the New York City area has been outstanding. Learn more at the above link and email us with specific questions or to be added to our mailing list for future program availability.
Virtual Field Trip Opportunity
Since Ellis Island is closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island is the solution for you and your students!
Coming to America: Ellis Island was presented as a LIVE WEBCAST Thursday, March 29, 2012. Scholastic and the National Park Service encourage you to explore the website and watch the recorded version.
We hope these pages will help as you teach your students about Ellis Island and immigration.
Students can participate in a variety of on-site and off-site education programs. Besides our ranger-led programs, this website offers many additional teaching and learning tools.
Ranger-led school programs at Ellis Island can be scheduled Monday-Friday during the academic year and can be reserved up to 6 months prior to your visit.
If you plan on visiting the Statue of Liberty, learn more on the Statue of Liberty's official website.
Guess what? There are 21 more National Park sites in the New York City area. Discover more.
Did You Know?
When Ellis Island was opened in 1892, the facility bore little resemblance to the Renaissance Revival/Beaux Arts structure that people have come to know today. Made out of Georgia pine, the complex caught fire on June 15, 1897 and burned to the ground in about 6 hours. The current building was opened on December 17, 1900.