School Group Visits

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School Group Visits

School programs at the Transit Museum use the Museum’s unique space and hands-on collection to explore how transportation shaped the development of New York City over the course of 200 years. Programs use a mix of inquiry, observation, hands-on activities and Universal Design to engage learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the links below to learn more about program offerings.

Reservation requests for the 2017-2018 school year will be made available August 2018.

School Programs

School Programs: Pre-K

School Programs: Pre-K

Learn more about our school group programs for students in Pre-K.
School Programs: K - 2

School Programs: K - 2

Learn more about our school group programs for students in grades K - 2.
School Programs: 3 - 5

School Programs: 3 - 5

Learn more about our school group programs for students in grades 3 - 5.
School Programs: 6 - 12

School Programs: 6 - 12

Learn more about our school group programs for students in grades 6 - 12.


School programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, September through June.


  • 10:15 – 11:30am
  • 11:30 – 12:45pm
  • 1:30 – 2:45pm

Schools from Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island are strongly encouraged to schedule a later time slot.

Group Size & Payment

General Education Programs: $175.00 per class of up to 30 participants (including children and chaperones)

Additional participants: $7.00 per person

Special Education Programs: $75.00 per class of up to 17 participants (including children and chaperones)

Additional participants: $7.00 per person

The number of children and adults reserved at booking is the maximum number of people you may bring the day of your visit.

A $50.00 deposit per class is due upon booking. The remaining balance is due the day of your visit.

We accept cash or credit card payments only. Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted. The Transit Museum does not accept checks or purchase orders.

Planning Your Visit

Reservations are required for all group visits. To request a reservation, please complete our Reservation Request Form.

Lunch space is extremely limited and must be reserved in advance. Food and drinks are not sold at the Museum.

The Museum does not have storage space for backpacks and coats. We recommend leaving backpacks and other personal items on your bus or at school

Arrivals & Departures

Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled start time. When possible, have students remain on the school bus or outside the Museum while the teacher handles payment.

Due to space constraints, groups arriving earlier than their scheduled time will be asked to wait outside the Museum.

Late arriving groups will receive an abbreviated program. If you are running late, please contact (718) 694 – 1848.

All groups must depart at their scheduled time. Groups may not self-guide before or after their program.


The Transit Museum is wheelchair accessible via a lift. Please share information about the needs of your group when making your reservation so we can best assist you. The lift is slow, so plan to arrive 15 minutes before your program’s start time. For more information on accessibility options, including ASL interpreters and listening devices, please click here.


Traveling by Subway

Taking the train is a great way to begin your visit to the Transit Museum. We are located near:

Borough Hall Station: 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines

Jay Street MetroTech Station: A, C, F, and R

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station: A, C, and G

Certificates for Free Transportation are provided by NYC Transit to travel to and from school trips.

Traveling by School Bus

Buses may drop off students on either Boerum Place or Schermerhorn Street. Parking is limited in Downtown Brooklyn. Bus drivers are encouraged to seek space on Schermerhorn Street or State Street.


All cancellation requests must be made via email at least two weeks in advance. Cancellation requests made less than two weeks in advance will forfeit the deposit paid.

Additional Information

For any additional questions, please call (718) 694-1848 or email