A new Big Onion Tour for student groups!
The foundations of education are shifting as teachers are challenging students to become problem solvers and think both critically and creatively. Often the historic significance and relevance of both “who” was involved in STEAM advancement, as well as the “when” of this evolution, is often getting lost. Quite often these factors are crucial to discovery and innovation. Take a walking tour to learn how modern science, technology, & art are woven into fabric of the City; and the revolutionary role of New York City in the history of STEM/STEAM on the streets of Manhattan. With stops at Cooper Union, The Northern Dispensary, Gallatin Hall, Jimi Hendrix’s recording studio, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s 8th Street Studio, we learn how New York, and the people of our City – both famous and lesser-known – have always been on the cutting edge of the modern world.
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We’ve done tours for school example, group example and corporate example. Whether you are looking to integrate a tour into your academic curriculm or entertaining out-of-towners, a Big Onion walking tour is a great way to experience the city.
Private tours can be arranged for a weekday, weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate up to 500 walkers. We work closely with you to create an enjoyable experience for your group.Please call us at (212) 439-1090 ext 5 or email us for more information or to arrange.
NE corner Seventh Avenue South & Christopher Street, in front of Duplex
Finding Your Guides
All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Big Onion Walking Tours”.
1 to Christopher; A/B/C/D/E/F to West 4th Street
Time & Distance
All tours last approximately two hours. We start on time and walk between one and two miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.
Big Onion generally presents tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather please check our home page for notifications or call our hotline [(888) 606-WALK (9255) ext. 1], to confirm our schedule.
The finest group of tour guides in the city. Most of us are full-time graduate students researching and writing doctoral dissertations in history passionate about the history, architecture and people of New York.
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Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.
Full refunds are available by request up until 72 hours prior to a walking tour. Between 72 and 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour we offer credit to be used on any future walk. Cancellations with less than 24 hours prior to the tour or no shows will not be refunded.
Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather or if museum is closed. No shows are considered last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. In the event of a Big Onion cancellation or museum closure, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered.
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