New York Transit Museum 40.690548° N -73.98998° W

Description

The New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. (Opening hours only reflect the group tour schedule. Please visit our website for the general public hours.)

Spring 2024 Dates
Now - June 21
Wednesday - Friday
10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm

Summer 2024 Dates
July 10 - August 16
Wednesday - Friday
10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm
Dates are now available.

SCHOOL GROUPS: https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/learn/schoolgroup/ (Book all classes separately, do not combine classes.)

Group Capacity:
General Education and ICT Group - $200
 - Pre-K: up to 18 students (9 chaperones)
- Kindergarten: up to 25 students (7 chaperones)
- Grades 1-12: up to 36 participants (including youth and chaperones)

Special Education Self-Contained Groups - $100
- 17 participants (including youth and chaperones)

ADULT GROUPS:
- Adults up to 30 participants
- Visit for group rates: https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/learn/grouptours/
- Access Groups up to 17 participants (including staff/chaperones) - $100

Scroll down the page to view up-to-date tour availability and/or to book a tour. You will need an Explorable Places account to complete the reservation process.

THEMED TOURS (60 minutes):

  • Moving Our Communities: Learn about the transit workers; the people who help commuters move throughout the city. (K-12)
  • Art on the Go: Art, music, and poetry that can be found in the transit system. (K-12)
  • Journey to the Past: Transit history told through a tour of vintage train cars and storytelling. (K-12)
  • Moving The Millions: An introduction to transit history and the technology that made it possible. (K-12, Adult)
  • Subway Tracks: A history of transit and how to safely ride (Special Education Only; 6th Grade – Adult)


Lunch Notes

There is no space for groups to eat lunch.

Bathroom Notes

Gender neutral bathrooms and diaper changing stations available.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made via Explorable Places up to three weeks in advance of your trip in order to receive a refund. Please note: availability to reschedule a tour is not guaranteed.

Your payment will not be refunded if cancellation or requests to reschedule are made less than three weeks before the scheduled visit or if the group does not arrive on the scheduled visit date and time.

Info

99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

education@nytransitmuseum.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat
Closed

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Subjects
History, 20th Century, Modern History, City Planning, My Community, Science, Social Studies, Arts, 19th Century, Money, Reading, Other, Immigration, Physics, Technology, Patterns, Art, Visual Arts, Sustainability, The Civil Rights Movement, Music, Geography, Engineering, Women's History, Conservation, Research, Team Building, Poetry, Social Justice, The Scientific Method, Current Events
Activities
Field Trip, Virtual Field Trip, Digital Resource, Family Programs
Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, 3, 4, 5, K, 1, 2, Preschool, Postsecondary
Cost
Accommodations
Autism Program, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

SUMMER GROUPS/ADULT - Subway Tracks

Special Education Groups Only. One tour per time slot.
Explore New York City’s subway system from past to present. Track the history of our complex transit system on a tour of our vintage train collection while also discussing how we safely ride the subway today, from entering the system with a MetroCard or OMNY tap, to recognizing potential concerns and social cues.

Subjects Covered

history, 20th century, modern history, city planning, my community

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult
Capacity
17 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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ADULT/UNIVERSITY - Moving the Millions

Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, social history, engineering, and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability, Answer N/A for all that do not apply to your group.

Your group will be charged for a minimum of 10 people. (For students, please put the number of participants. For chaperones, please put the number of group leaders/organizers.)

Adult & Adult Seniors
15 people or less $125 (Adult Seniors $105)
16-20 people or less $175 (Adult Seniors $140)
21-30 people or less $225 (Adult Seniors $200)

Groups with Disabilities
Up to 17 participants $100

Subjects Covered

19th century, 20th century, modern history, engineering, city planning

Grades
adult, postsecondary
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 0 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SUMMER GROUPS - Moving the Millions

Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.

Subjects Covered

engineering, technology, city planning, my community

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, k
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL/ADULT - Subway Tracks

Special Education Groups Only. One tour per time slot.
Explore New York City’s subway system from past to present. Track the history of our complex transit system on a tour of our vintage train collection while also discussing how we safely ride the subway today, from entering the system with a MetroCard or OMNY tap, to recognizing potential concerns and social cues.

Subjects Covered

history, 20th century, modern history, city planning, my community

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, postsecondary
Capacity
17 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL - Journey to the Past

K-12 Grade - Transit history through a tour of our vintage trains and storytelling.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, social studies, my community

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, k
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL - Art on the Go

K–12 Grade - Discover the variety of art found throughout New York City’s transportation system, including visual art, poetry, and music, through an immersive tour of the Museum’s exhibits and vintage train collection that explores the connection between public art and mass transit.

Subjects Covered

patterns, history, 20th century, art, visual arts

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL - Moving Our Communities

K-12 Grade - Through imaginative play and our interactive collection of buses and trains, classes will explore New York City’s different modes of transportation and learn about community workers.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, social studies, my community

Grades
1, 2, k, preschool
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL - Moving the Millions

K-12 Grade - Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, engineering, technology

Grades
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

MTA Group Tour Request (MTA Use Only)

MTA Use Only - Filling out the form:
For "Grade" put Adults
For "Number of Students" put the number of participants
For "Number of Chaperones" put the number of group leaders

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, city planning, team building

Grades
adult
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Virtual Field Trip

Digital Resource

Family Programs