New York Transit Museum 40.6905° N -73.99° 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.

Please visit https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/learn/schoolgroup/ for full program descriptions.

Elementary Students: Pre-K - 5th Grade

  • Moving Our Communities: community workers and public transit (for early learners)
  • Miles of Tiles: art, music and poetry throughout the transit system
  • Journey To The Past: transit history through a tour of our vintage trains and storytelling
  • Electricity & Circuits: how electricity powers the NYC subway system
  • Immigration: the connections between immigration and public transit
  • Sustainability: environmental, social and economic sustainability of transit
  • Subway Stories: key individuals who built the subway system in NYC
  • Moving The Millions: an introduction to transit history

Middle and High School Students, 6th - 12 Grade

  • Moving The Millions: an introduction to transit history
  • Miles of Tiles: art, music and poetry throughout the transit system
  • Women In Transit: women’s contributions to the field of public transit over time
  • Immigration: the connections between immigration and public transit
  • Sustainability: environmental, social and economic sustainability of transit
  • Subway Stories: key individuals who built the subway system in NYC
  • Subway Tracks: a history of transit and how to safely ride (Special Education Only; 6th Grade – Adult Learners)

Please book all classes separately, do not combine classes.


Lunch Notes

Bathroom Notes

Cancellation Policy

Payment must be received upon booking. Failure to submit payment will result in cancellation of your program. Refunds cannot be given less than two weeks before your visit.  

Info

99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

1 718-694-1848

reservations@nytransitmuseum.org

Sun
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
History, Art, Patterns, Music, Visual Arts, Immigration, City Planning, 19th Century, Sustainability, 20th Century, Women's History, Social Justice, Modern History, Technology, My Community, Science, Engineering, The Scientific Method, Social Studies, Conservation, Arts, Research, Money, Reading, Other, Physics, The Civil Rights Movement, Current Events
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Digital Resource, Family Programs, Field Trip
Grades
3 5, 6 8, K 2, Preschool, Adult, Postsecondary, 9 12
Cost
Accommodations
Autism Program, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

CAMP — Art Adventures in the Subway

Join us for a fun virtual program all about art that you can see and hear as you travel around the city by train! Check out mosaics in stations, listen to some lively tunes, and create art together using simple materials found at home.

Subjects Covered

history, art

Grades
3-5, 6-8, k-2, preschool
Capacity
36 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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ADULT/UNIVERSITY - Immigration & Transportation

From the immigrant workforce that built the subway system, to transportation’s influence on neighborhood development, the rich history and diversity of New York City comes alive through discussion, photographs, and stories. Join Education Department staff for an online experience to discover the connections between immigration and public transportation through archival images and a virtual tour of the Museum's vintage train cars.

Subjects Covered

history, immigration, city planning

Grades
adult, postsecondary
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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ADULT/UNIVERSITY -Sustainability

Investigate the sustainability of public transportation in New York City over time. Explore the transition from horses to subways, updates to meet a growing city and population, the fleet of energy efficient vehicles, and efforts to build a more climate resilient system. Join Education Department staff for an online experience to explore public transit through the lens of sustainability through contemporary and archival images, discussion, and a tour of the Museum’s vintage train cars.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, sustainability, city planning

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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ADULT/UNIVERSITY - Women in Transit

Learn about pioneering women in transit, including those who joined the transit workforce during World War I, became transit police officers in the 1950s, and were the first female subway operators of the 1970s and 80s. Through archival images, stories, and conversation, join Education Department staff online to discover the stories of women who thrived in traditionally male-dominated fields and how these roles have changed over time.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, women's history, social justice

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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ADULT/UNIVERSITY - Historic Court Street Station

The New York Transit Museum has a fascinating and unique history. Court Street Station in downtown Brooklyn, once home to the HH shuttle train, opened in 1936 but closed ten years later due to low ridership. In 1976 the station re-opened as the New York Transit Exhibit, and today is home to the New York Transit Museum, the largest museum in North America devoted to public transportation. Join Education Department staff to discover our 46-year history through archival images, discussion, and a virtual tour.

Subjects Covered

history, modern history, city planning

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

virtual 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.

Subjects Covered

history, 20th century, technology, city planning

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL/ADULT- Subway Tracks

a history of transit and how to safely ride (Special Education only)

Subjects Covered

history, city planning, my community

Grades
6-8, 9-12, adult
Capacity
17 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL- Moving our Communities

community workers and public transit (for early learners)

Subjects Covered

history, social studies, city planning, my community

Grades
k-2
Capacity
32 stu., 1 chap. per 4 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL - Electricity & Circuits

how electricity powers the NYC subway system

Subjects Covered

history, science, engineering, the scientific method

Grades
3-5
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL - Immigration & Transportation

the connections between immigration and public transit

Subjects Covered

history, immigration, 19th century, 20th century, city planning

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Digital Resource

Family Programs

Field Trip