Photo by Filip Wolak

Remote Learning Resources

The New York Transit Museum works with teachers, parents, caregivers and students to develop free resources for learning and engagement in and out of the classroom. Virtual visit videos with Museum Educators, archival images, lesson plans, suggested reading lists, and background information can be used on their own or to continue the learning after a previous visit to the Museum.

Journey to the Past

Learn about the history of transportation in New York City, and compare the past and present through the lens of public transit.


Lesson Plans


Virtual Visit Videos


Object Spotlight: Car 1407


Subway Construction: Then & Now


Workshop: Rattan Art


Transit Innovator: Granville T. Woods

Miles of Tiles

Discover the relationship between art and the New York City Transit system through visual art, music and poetry.


Lesson Plans


Resource: Art Adventures in the Subway


Virtual Visit Videos


Object Spotlight: Cortlandt St Ferry Plaque


Object Spotlight: 137th St Station Terracotta Plaque


Virtual Walkthrough: R33 Bluebird


Workshop: Courtesy Counts



Bus 3100 on street 2. Photo by Patrick Cashin

Moving Our Communities

Explore the impact of public transportation on a community, and see how vehicles have changed over time.



Lesson Plans


Virtual Visit Videos


Object Spotlight: R-42 Subway Car


Workshop: Bridges of NYC


Workshop: Mapping Your Community