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 »
National Park Service
"Park-in-a-Pack" (Grades 4-8)Due to our closure, kit will not be available until further notice. Please check back here for updates or contact the Education Specialist directly at: Katherine_Craine@nps.gov
Coming to America: Ellis Island was presented as a LIVE WEBCAST, March 29, 2012. Scholastic and the National Park Service encourage you to explore the website and watch the recorded version.
Ellis Island's National Park Service "Traveling Trunk" is called "Park-in-a-Pack."
Students can experience aspects of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty without ever leaving the classroom with "Park-in-a-Pack." This on-loan curriculum-based traveling educational kit contains a teaching guide, four videos, numerous educational activities, and worksheets and evaluation sheets for classroom use.
Terms & Conditions:
Download the Park-in-a-Pack Application Form and return it via U.S. Mail. Our fax line remains out of service due to Sandy.
Did You Know?
On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).