Access Programs


Access Programs

The Transit Museum is dedicated to honoring the strengths of people with disabilites and making its extensive collection accessible to all.


AP Subway Sleuths Working Together


Subway Sleuths is a program that uses a shared interest in trains among 2nd – 5th grade students on the autism spectrum as a means to encourage social interaction between peers and to develop social skills. Using a strength-based approach, participants explore our decommissioned subway station home, solving transit mysteries, becoming transit experts and sharing that enthusiasm with others. Each class is facilitated by a special education teacher and a speech-language pathologist, both trained in ASD support, and a Transit Museum educator.

Applications for the fall semester have closed. For information about the upcoming spring semester, please email our Special Education and Access Coordinator.

Special Day for Special KidsSPECIAL DAY FOR SPECIAL KIDS

Rise and shine then come to the Transit Museum for an early opening in collaboration with Extreme Kids and Crew! Children with disabilities and their families can come to the Museum an hour before it opens to the public. Free admission, fun activities about transit and a quiet room are offered. All ages welcome. Special Day for Special Kids takes place 3 times a year. Stay tuned to learn about our next event!



We offer customized tours that meet the learning needs of your students. To learn more about bringing your students to the Museum, please click here.


AP Special Day for Special Kids Costumed InterpreterTOURS FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Customized tours are offered for adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities. To learn more about making a group reservation, please click here.


FP School Camp Group in Turnstile ExhibitREADY TO RIDE

Offered for 6th graders through adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities, this program is an introduction to independent subway travel in the safe environment of our subway station museum. To request a visit for a 6th – 12th grade class, please click here.
To request a visit for adults, please click here.



Once a semester, the New York Transit Museum and the New York City Transit’s Office of ADA Compliance holds a safety track training program for people who are blind or have low-vision. Participants will have an opportunity to walk on actual subway tracks in our Museum with the help of track safety workers. For more information,  please email our Special Education and Access Coordinator.


Day Habilitation Day allows individuals and groups to explore the Transit Museum and learn about the programs we offer for adults with disabilities. The event is FREE but registration is required. This event takes place twice a year, in the Fall and Spring seasons. Our next Day Habilitation Day will be held on Friday, November 18th from 11am – 2pm. To register, please click here.

To learn more about accessibility at the New York Transit Museum, please click here.

Funding for access programs is provided by the FAR Fund, the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund, the Meringoff Family Foundation, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, the Tiger Baron Foundation, and generous individual donors.


The Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn and the Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central terminal are wheelchair accessible.

Exhibits & Collections

Explore vintage subway cars, turnstiles, and other artifacts that tell the story of our public transportation systems, past and present.

School Group Visits

Reservations are now open! School programs at the Transit Museum are offered Tuesdays – Fridays, September – June.

Coming Up:

Sat 29

Evening Ride to Woodlawn Cemetery

Saturday, October 29 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 06

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, November 6 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nov 06

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, November 6 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For Families:

Thu 27

Subway Shindig for Families: Hocus Pocus Night

Thursday, October 27 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 29

Shadow Puppet Storytelling

Saturday, October 29 | 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Sat 29

NYTM Train Operators Workshop

Saturday, October 29 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm