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.
Books are now open for January-June 2020!
Dates and Times
• 10:00am – 11:15am
• 11:00am – 12:15pm
• 11:30am – 12:45pm
• 12:45pm – 2:00pm
If your school is located more than 30 minutes from the New York Transit Museum by bus or subway, please book an 11:00 am, 11:30 am, or 12:45 pm tour. Booking a 10:00am program may result in denial of your booking request.
To assess the distance of your school to the Museum, please go to Google Maps, input your school address and the address of the New York Transit Museum and your mode of transport, to see the approximate amount of time to allow for travel.
Group Size & Payment
General Education Programs: $200.00 per class of up to 36 participants (including students and chaperones). We can no longer accept groups larger than 36 people. Special Education Programs: $75.00 per class of up to 17 participants (including students and chaperones).
The number of children and adults reserved at booking is the maximum number of people you may bring the day of your visit.
Payment is due two weeks prior to your visit. Failure to pay will result in cancellation of your program. Refunds cannot be given less than two weeks before your visit. In the event of inclement weather, we can reschedule groups or offer refunds if yellow bus service is suspended.
Planning Your Visit
We do not provide space for school groups to have lunch. Exceptions will be made for self-contained special education classes. Weather permitting, some nearby outdoor eating options include Cadman Plaza Park.
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.
There are a limited amount of spaces available for self-guided groups. You must make a reservation in advance by calling (718)694-1848. We reserve the right to refuse entry to groups who do not book in advance.
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. No refunds will be issued if changes are made less than two weeks in advance.
For any additional questions, please call (718) 694-1848 or email [email protected]