New York Transit Museum 40.6905° N -73.99° W


Founded in 1976, 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.
Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum’s working platform level spans a full city block, and is home to a rotating selection of twenty vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1907.
Visitors can board the vintage cars, sit at the wheel of a city bus, step through a time tunnel of turnstiles, and explore changing exhibits that highlight the cultural, social and technological history – and future – of mass transit.
The New York Transit Museum is a self-supporting division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Friends of the New York Transit Museum, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was established in 1995 to promote and raise funds for the Museum’s operations and programs.

Please book all classes separately, do not combine classes.

Lunch Notes

Unfortunately, the Museum does not have lunch facilities. We can store lunches during the tour, and encourage groups to eat in one of the many nearby outdoor areas including Columbus Park, Korean War Veterans Plaza, and Cadman Plaza or on the bus.

Bathroom Notes

Restrooms are available for Museum Visitors.

Cancellation Policy

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


99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

1 718-694-1848

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
History, 19th Century, 20th Century, Social Studies, City Planning, Patterns, Art, Music, Visual Arts, My Community, Science, Arts, Research, Engineering, Conservation, Immigration, Modern History, Money, Reading, Other, Sustainability, Technology, Physics, The Civil Rights Movement, Social Justice, Current Events
Virtual Field Trip, Digital Resource, Family Programs, Field Trip
K 2, 3 5, Preschool, 6 8, 9 12, Adult, Postsecondary
Scholarships Available
Special Education Programs, Autism Program

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Virtual Field Trip - Customized Program

Virtual customized programs can be based on any of our existing programs and will be for one class at a time.
The existing programs are:
Journey to the Past,
Miles of Tiles,
Design a Vehicle,
Electricity and Circuits,
Moving the Millions,
Immigration and Transportation,
Subway Stories,
Women in Transit

Subjects Covered

history, science, social studies, city planning, my community, arts

preschool, k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
34 stu.

virtual field trip

60 min.
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Digital Resource

Family Programs

Field Trip