Teaching Resources

Introduce your students to the Hudson River Museum’s multidisciplinary collections and special exhibitions with our comprehensive and illustrated guides. Comprised of lesson plans and hands-on activities, our teaching resources provide useful background information and ideas for engaging students. Although generally presented in a three-session format (pre-visit, museum visit, post-visit), all lessons can be completed in the classroom or in combination with an experience in the Museum galleries.


Photo: Yuliya Levit

To learn more about the interactive, interdisciplinary tours, workshops, and planetarium shows offered for field trips and museum-school partnerships, visit our Group Visits page.

Please check this page regularly, as we’ll be updating it with new curriculum packets as they are created. The teaching materials have been designed to be useful, supportive, and enjoyable.

Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing

On view October 12, 2018 through January 20, 2019

Artist, architect, and environmental activist Maya Lin sees and interprets the natural world through art, science, history, and culture. This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the theme of the Hudson River, with Lin creating a series of new works and ambitious site-specific installations that invite visitors to interact with their surroundings.


Learn more about the special exhibition here. →

On the Homefront: World War I Posters from the Collection

On view October 7, 2017 through May 13, 2018

Organized to commemorate the centennial of World War 1, this installation focuses on the power of the poster to galvanize public opinion and support the country’s war efforts.

Learn more about the special exhibition here.

Curriculum (Grades 7–12) →