Discover the out-of-this-world views of Edge at Hudson Yards in Reach for the Sky VR, a one-of-a-kind environment with an immersive virtual reality experience. Students can control their journey and interact with their environment as they explore learning hotspots, visit a weather observation station, and take flight with a drone through the NYC skyline!

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The Future Is Now
Virtual Field Trip

Discovery Education is partnering with Edge at Hudson Yards to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighborhood. Welcome to Edge, where marvels of modern engineering elevate the possibilities of everyday life to extraordinary heights. Students will explore new horizons in community building as they journey 1131 ft into the air to Edge, the highest outdoor skydeck in the Western hemisphere, for an unparalleled 360° view of the city and a behind-the-scenes look at amazing innovations of architecture and engineering.

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Building Better Ways Forward

Get your students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.

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A History of Innovation

Uncover the amazing backstory of Edge and Hudson Yards with John Reddick, Historian, who shows students how Edge is the latest chapter in an awesome story of dreaming outside the box.


Find out how work, play, tourism, arts, entertainment, shopping and other parts of daily life all converge like never before in Hudson Yards with the help of Mike Gilbane, Senior Vice President, Related Companies.

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Venture out onto Edge with John Kelly, Vice President, Related Companies, and Marianne Kwok, Principal, KPF, to learn how mind-blowing (and gravity-defying!) feats of architecture and engineering were achieved using intentional design and international collaboration.

About the Partnership

Edge at Hudson Yards and Discovery Education are catalyzing hands-on, experiential teaching and learning by giving classrooms nationwide a virtual pass to the neighborhood of the future. Join us as we inspire students to take action while supporting underserved communities with access to engaging digital educational resources for grades 4-12. Show your students how big ideas and cutting-edge technology can be combined to improve lives and revolutionize communities.

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Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Suspended in mid-air, this one-of-a-kind blend of thrill and hospitality gives guests the feeling of floating in the sky with unparalleled 360-degree views. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.

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