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 throughout history to present day. Programs use a mix of inquiry, observation, primary and secondary sources, and hands-on activities to engage learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the links below to learn more about program offerings.

Reservation requests for September to December 2018 are now available! Reservation requests for the remainder of the school year, January through June 2019, will be available on November 19, 2018. To book a school group reservation, please click here to fill out an online request form.

An online request does not guarantee a reservation. We will contact you within 7 business days after your form is submitted. A $100 deposit per class is required to guarantee reservations and must be made over the phone with a credit card.

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.

Dates and Times


School programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at the following 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

 Group Size indicates, in all instances, students, parents, teachers, and chaperones. 

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

Reservations are required for all group visits. Due to space limitations, the Museum does not allow self-guided groups.

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

Due to space limitations, the Museum cannot accommodate entry into the Museum more than five minutes before a scheduled tour. When possible, please have students remain on the school bus or outside the Museum while the teacher handles payment to streamline the check-in process.

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.

Accessibility


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 

Transportation


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.

Cancellations


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.

Additional Information


For any additional questions, please call (718) 694-1848 or email reservations@nyct.com.