The Empire State Building is proud to partner with Bank Street College of Education to offer educational experiences for students and teachers alike. Combining intellectually engaging material with curricula designed to enhance the imagination, each lesson covers a variety of subjects, as they pertain to the building's iconic significance in United States history.
Educators and parents taking students on field trips to the Empire State Building Observatory can explore these plans in subjects such as social studies, global studies and science and technology to American history and geography.
The lessons are free for download in three grade level groupings: Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8 and Grades 9 to 12. Visit our education curriculum by clicking here.
Group Sales can help you plan the perfect field trip for your class.
Explore the full curriculum for ESB at our education section.
Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Creating a global model for sustainable retrofitting, a best-in-class team of environmentalists, energy consultants and construction experts are retrofitting ESB to make it both environmentally and economically sustainable. A series of initiatives will reduce the building’s energy consumption by nearly 40 percent and save on significant energy costs, while serving as a replicable model for similar projects around the world.
Read More about ESB’s news-making energy-efficiency retrofitting plan.
As part of the more than $550 million capital improvement project, the world’s most famous office building is undergoing substantial renovations to restore and retrofit the landmark.
An extraordinary refurbishment brings together world-class architects, historians, artists and craftsmen to recreate the building's original Art Deco style while adding state-of-the-art enhancements. At the center of the renovation is the restoration of ESB's historic lobby, with its iconic celestial ceiling mural made of aluminum leaf and 23-karat gold.
ESB After Dark
This summer, join us every Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for city views and a live saxophonist on the 86th Floor Observatory.
Whether you are going to the top for the first time or if you've made the trip before, we want to make your visit as easy as possible.
Empire: The Store features upscale gifts, ESB-branded apparel, crystal glassware, toys and more.