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1. Prepare For Your Day
Bringing a class to Ellis Island Immigration Museum can be a fun, memorable and educational experience! Resources are available below for self-guided tours, Lesson Plans
and Junior Ranger
programs. Audio Tours
and public Ranger Tours
are available with the purchase of your admission ticket.
2. Book Your Field Trip
Although Ellis Island does not charge an entrance fee, there is a fee for ferry transportation to the island. For more information, visit Ticketing Information: School Groups
. Once you're ready, you can Purchase Group Tickets
(through Statue Cruises).
3. Other Helpful Information for School Groups
Before coming to Ellis Island, check out the following links to help in planning your groups visit. You can check the Weather
, Ferry Schedule
and information on Security Screenings
. There are also Sample Schedules
to get an idea of how long your visit will last. The National Park Service requires that there be one adult chaperone (age 21 or older) for every 10 students in your group. Chaperones are to remain with their group at ALL TIMES.