On-site School Programs
School programs at the Transit Museum use the Museum’s unique space and hands-on collection to explore how transportation helped shape 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.
Thursdays and Fridays: 10:00AM and 11:15AM
In-person programs are 60 minutesREGISTER
Moving Our Communities
General & Special Education: Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Through imaginative play and our interactive collection of buses and trains, students explore New York City’s different modes of transportation and learn about community workers.
Miles of Tiles
General & Special Education: Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Discover the variety of art found throughout New York City’s transportation system, including visual art, poetry, and music, through an immersive tour of the Museum’s exhibits and vintage train collection that explores the connection between public art and mass transit.
Journey to the Past
General & Special Education: 1st – 4th Grade
Learn about life, work, science, and transportation throughout New York City’s past and present. Explore the Museum’s vintage train collection to explore life in New York City over time through interactive storytelling.
Moving the Millions
General & Special Education: 4th – 12th Grade
Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.
Special Education only; 6th Grade – Adult Learners
Explore New York City’s subway system from past to present. Track the history of our complex transit system on a tour of our vintage train collection while also discussing how we safely ride the subway today, from entering the system with a MetroCard or OMNY tap, to recognizing potential concerns and social cues.
For questions about programs and the booking process, please email [email protected].
For questions about accessibility and Special Education programs, please email [email protected].
Review and download a social narrative to prepare students for a School Program at the New York Transit Museum.REGISTER
Dates and Times
• 10:00am – 11:00am
• 11:15am – 12:15pm
Group Size & Payment
General Education Programs: $200.00 per class of up to 36 participants (including students, teachers and chaperones).
Special Education Programs: $100.00 per class of up to 17 participants (including students, teachers 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 upon booking. Credit card payments are preferred; Department of Education Purchase Orders are accepted. If payment is not received two weeks prior to your visit, your program will be canceled. Refunds cannot be given less than two weeks before your visit. If school bus service is suspended due to inclement weather or other factors, we may be able to reschedule groups. Additional payment information will be sent upon booking.
Planning Your Visit
Arrivals & Departures
All groups must depart at their scheduled time. Groups may not stay in the Museum after the program ends.
Taking the train is the best way to begin your visit to the Transit Museum. We are conveniently locateda short walk from:
Borough Hall Station: 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines (0.2 miles)
Jay Street MetroTech Station: A, C, F, and R (0.2 miles)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station: A, C, and G (0.2 miles)
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 and unpredictable in Downtown Brooklyn.