A boy and girl engage during a virtual program. Their computer screen shows the New York Transit Museum logo and a photo of inside the Museum.

Virtual School Programs

Online tours led by museum educators bring the New York Transit Museum to students, teachers and caregivers at home or school. Explore the Museum’s unique space, vintage trains, and exhibitions with inquiry-based virtual tours, discussions of archival images, hands-on activities, and interactive storytelling. Discover how transportation shaped New York City throughout history to present day. Programs are designed for the unique online format while maintaining discussion-based and interactive experiences.


Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00AM and 10:15AM

Virtual Programs are 45-60 minutes in length and led via Zoom


Moving Our Communities

General & Special Education: Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Explore New York City’s different modes of transportation through an interactive virtual tour and activities, and learn all about community workers and the importance of public transportation

Miles of Tiles

General & Special Education: Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Discover the variety of art found throughout New York City’s transportation system, including art, poetry, and music, through an exploration of 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 through a virtual platform tour and interactive storytelling.

Immigration & Transportation 

General & Special Education: 4th – 12th Grade

From the immigrant workforce that built the subway system, to transportation’s influence on neighborhood development, the rich history and diversity of New York City comes alive through discussion, photographs, and stories

Moving the Millions

General & Special Education: 4th – 12th Grade

Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by virtually exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history

Subway Tracks

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 while also engaging in conversation around how we safely ride the subway today.

Experiences are designed for one class at a time, allowing us to tailor the program to the individual requirements of each group. Programs are available as space allows.

Requests for programs must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Fees and Group Size:

General Education Programs: $100 per class of up to 36 participants (including children and chaperones)

Special Education Programs: $50 per class of up to 17 participants (including children and chaperones)

For any questions regarding Special Education or accessibility please contact [email protected].

Review and download a social narrative to prepare students for a Virtual School Program with the New York Transit Museum.

Cancellations Tours are non-refundable, though changes to times and dates may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis and as space allows. Additional Information For additional questions, please email [email protected]