School Group Programs: K – 2
To request a reservation, please complete our Online Request Form.
Design a Vehicle
General & Special Education: Kindergarten- First Grade
Learn about the history of New York City’s transportation system, and the role of community workers who help build and maintain it, through storytelling, a tour of the Museum’s vintage train collection, and a hands-on art activity. (75 minutes)
Miles of Tiles
General & Special Education: Kindergarten – Second 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. (75 minutes)
Journey to the Past
General & Special Education: First – Third Grade
Learn about life, work, science, and transportation throughout New York City’s past and present. Meet one of the following costumed storytellers and explore the Museum’s vintage train collection to compare and contrast life in New York City throughout history and today. (75 minutes)
- Marshall Maeby, a sandhog famous for surviving a tunnel blow out and being spun above the East River on a geyser.
- Mary Walton, an engineer and early environmentalist racing Thomas Edison to find a way to quiet NYC’s noisy elevated trains at the turn of the century.
- Anna Witherby, a passenger trapped on an elevated train during the blizzard of 1888.
Please note that special education programs are booked by age, not cognitive level.
Dates and Times
- 10:00am – 11:15am
- 11:30am – 12:45pm
- 1:30pm – 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 $100 deposit per class by credit card over the phone is due upon booking, $50 deposit per Special Education class. The remaining balance is due no later than the day of your visit.
We accept cash or credit card payments only. Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted. The Museum does not accept checks or purchase orders.
Planning Your Visit
Lunch space is extremely limited and must be reserved in advance on a first come, first served basis. Food and drinks are not sold at the Museum.
To book a school group visit, please click here to fill out an Online Request Form.
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
Late arriving groups will receive an abbreviated program. If you anticipate a delayed arrival, please contact (718) 694-1848 or (718) 694-1700.
All groups must depart at their scheduled time. Groups may not self-guide before, during 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 and allows one person at a time, so please 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 changes and cancellation requests must be made via email at least two weeks in advance. Deposits will be forfeited if changes are made less than two weeks in advance.
For any additional questions, please call (718) 694-1848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.