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

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
  • Immigration: the connections between immigration and public transit
  • 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.


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

1 718-694-5778

education@nytransitmuseum.org

Sun
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
Closed
Thur
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

SCHOOL - Journey to the Past

Transit history through a tour of our vintage trains and storytelling (In-person)

Subjects Covered

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

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

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL - Miles of Tiles

Kindergarten – Fifth Grade - Explore patterns and decorative art found throughout New York City’s subways stations and learn how art underground reflects the diverse neighborhoods above. An immersive tour of the Museum’s exhibits and vintage train collection includes a hands-on mosaic art activity. (Maximum 36 people - teachers, chaperones, and students included)

Subjects Covered

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

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

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL - Moving Our Communities

Pre-K- First 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. (Maximum 36 people - teachers, chaperones, and students included)

Subjects Covered

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

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

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL - Moving the Millions

Fourth – Twelfth 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. (Maximum 36 people - teachers, chaperones, and students included) (in person)

Subjects Covered

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

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

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

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, postsecondary
Capacity
36 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.

Subjects Covered

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

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

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Field Trip

SCHOOL Virtual - Moving our Communities

community workers and public transit (for early learners) (virtual)

Subjects Covered

history, social studies, city planning, my community

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL Virtual - Miles of Tiles

art, music and poetry throughout the transit system (virtual)

Subjects Covered

patterns, history, art, music, visual arts

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL Virtual - Journey to the Past

Transit history through a tour of our vintage trains and storytelling (virtual)

Subjects Covered

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

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL Virtual - Moving The Millions

an introduction to transit history (Virtual)

Subjects Covered

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

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

SCHOOL/ADULT Virtual - Subway Tracks

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

Subjects Covered

history, city planning, my community

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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SCHOOL Virtual - Immigration & Transportation

the connections between immigration and public transit (virtual)

Subjects Covered

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

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

ADULT/UNIVERSITY Virtual - 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.
Book Now Join Waitlist

ADULT/UNIVERSITY Virtual - 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.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Digital Resource

REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES Lesson Plans and Materials

The New York Transit Museum works with teachers, parents, caregivers and students to develop free resources for learning and engagement in and out of the classroom. Virtual visit videos with Museum Educators, archival images, lesson plans, suggested reading lists, and background information can be used on their own or to continue the learning after a previous visit to the Museum.

Stay tuned for more! We’ll continue to add additional resources for remote learning on this page.

Subjects Covered

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

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

digital resource

Duration
120 min.

REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES Virtual Visit - Miles of Tiles

Discover the relationship between art and the New York City Transit system through visual art, music and poetry.

Subjects Covered

history, 20th century, art, visual arts

Grades
k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

digital resource

Duration
20 min.

PRE AND POST LESSON PLAN Journey to the Past

Learn about the history of transportation in New York City, and compare the past and present through the lens of public transit.

The New York Transit Museum works with teachers and students to develop free resources for classroom learning. Archival images, lesson plans, standards alignment, suggested reading lists, and background information can be used on their own, to prepare students for a trip to the New York Transit Museum, and to continue the learning after a visit.

Subjects Covered

history, 19th century, 20th century, city planning, my community

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

digital resource

Duration
120 min.

REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES Virtual Visit - Journey to the Past

Learn about the history of transportation in New York City, and compare the past and present through the lens of public transit.

Subjects Covered

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

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

digital resource

Duration
20 min.

PRE AND POST LESSON PLAN Miles Of Tiles

Discover the relationship between art and the New York City Transit system through visual art, music and poetry.

The New York Transit Museum works with teachers and students to develop free resources for classroom learning. Archival images, lesson plans, standards alignment, suggested reading lists, and background information can be used on their own, to prepare students for a trip to the New York Transit Museum, and to continue the learning after a visit.

Subjects Covered

history, art, music, visual arts

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

digital resource

Duration
120 min.

PRE AND POST LESSON PLAN Design A Vehicle

Explore the impact of public transportation on a community, and see how vehicles have changed over time.

The New York Transit Museum works with teachers and students to develop free resources for classroom learning. Archival images, lesson plans, standards alignment, suggested reading lists, and background information can be used on their own, to prepare students for a trip to the New York Transit Museum, and to continue the learning after a visit.

Subjects Covered

history, social studies, city planning, my community

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

digital resource

Duration
120 min.

Family Programs