Taking a New York City school trip soon? The movies below will pass the time on the bus ride to the city AND get students excited about their destination. Enjoy!
New York City School Trip Movies
This movie is perfect if your New York City school trip includes a visit to the American Museum of Natural History. The museum even features a Night at the Museum tour route! See the real exhibits behind the characters featured in the movie.
Synopsis (from IMDb): A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais
There is nothing quite like Christmas in New York City! Get excited for your New York City school trip as the characters visit Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and many other prominent city landmarks featured in this movie.
Synopsis (from IMDb): After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
Newsies will get students excited not only to see a Broadway show on their New York City school trip, but will also give them a taste of the history of the city. Step back to a time before yellow cabs to see how the newsboys of 1899 went on strike against Pulitzer and Hearst.
Synopsis (from IMDb): A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
Director: Kenny Ortega
Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall
Ghosts invade New York City which require three scientists, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, and Harold Ramis to start a service to capture them. While the Stay-Puft-Marshmallow man is not a permanent fixture in NYC, students will see many landmarks throughout the movie.
Synopsis (from IMDb): Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
This comic book adaptation takes your through the streets of New York City. ; See Tobey Maguire try to live up to his superhero responsibilities in NYC.
Synopsis (from IMDb): When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe