New York Transit Museum 40.6905° N -73.99° W

Description

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.  

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

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Virtual Field Trip - Design a Vehicle

Kindergarten-2nd Grade:
Explore New York City’s different modes of transportation through an interactive virtual tour and activities, and will learn all about community workers and the importance of public transportation

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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Virtual Field Trip - Miles of Tiles

2nd-12th Grade:
Discover the variety of art found throughout New York City’s transportation system, including art, poetry, and music, through an exploration of public art and mass transit.

Subjects Covered

patterns, history, art, music, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Journey to the Past

2nd-5th Grade:
Learn about life, work, science, and transportation throughout New York City’s past and present through a virtual platform tour and interactive storytellings.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, social studies, city planning

Grades
3-5, k-2
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Electricity & Circuits

3rd – 5th Grade:
Explore the many ways electricity powers New York City’s subway system and get a virtual first-hand look at electrical subway equipment that keeps the city moving.

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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Virtual Field Trip - Immigration & Transportation

4th-12th Grade:
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

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.
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Virtual Field Trip - Sustainability

4th – 12th Grade:
Investigate the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of transportation over time using a virtual tour of the Museum’s vintage train cars, collections, and objects

Subjects Covered

history, conservation, sustainability, city planning

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Subway Stories:

4th – 12th Grade:
Uncover the social stories of subway designers, builders, and riders that shaped transportation history and the evolution of New York City’s past and present.

Subjects Covered

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

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Moving The Millions

4th – 12th Grade:
Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by virtually exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history

Subjects Covered

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

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Women In Transit

6th – 12th Grade:
Learn about women in transit who thrived in traditionally male-dominated fields, and how roles have changed over time. Hear stories of pioneering women who were early change-makers and innovators, the first female train conductors and operators, and decision-makers of the 21st century.

Subjects Covered

19th century, 20th century, modern history, women's history

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip - Subway Tracks

Explore New York City’s subway system from past to present. Track the history of our complex transit system while also engaging in conversation around how we safely ride the subway today.

Subjects Covered

my community, history, city planning

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Digital Resource

Family Programs

Field Trip