Transit Kids at Home

Transit Kids at Home

Explore videos, workshops, and images for young transportation fans, right from home! Discover transit-themed music, movement, artmaking, science experiments, games and more, all while learning about the history – and future – of transit in New York City.

Community

Think about all of the people, places and things that make our communities unique and special, including the important role that public transportation plays in shaping the

Recommended for ages 5+.

Family Workshop: Courtesy Counts

Family Workshop: Colorful Community Posters

What are some things that you’re thankful for? In this Transit Tots, we’ll think about gratitude and saying thank you to others, including our community workers and loved ones. We’ll read Frederick by Leo Lionni, and then we will make thank you signs!

Arts

Discover the relationship between art and transportation, and learn more about the music, mosaics, and poetry throughout our transit system. 

Recommended for ages 5+.

Family Workshop: Homemade Music

Family Workshop: Rattan Art

Object Spotlight: Cortlandt Street Ferry Terracotta Plaque

How do artists bring nature inside and underground? In this Transit Tots, we’ll see examples of artwork throughout our transit system that add a splash of color to our daily commute. Then, we’ll create our own paper gardens to keep indoors.

History

Learn about the history of​ New York City and its public transportation, and see how our city and the ways we travel​ are the same or different today.  

Recommended for ages 2-5.

Family Workshop: Pneumatic Subway

Family Workshop: Rattan Art

Object Spotlight: BU Car #1407

Have you ever seen a NYC subway token? In this Transit Tots, we’ll think about different kinds of tickets used to ride our subways and buses throughout history, from paper tickets to tokens and MetroCards. You’ll make your own shiny token with items at home, learn some American Sign Language (ASL), and sing a song!
Group of children learning about electricity in interactive touchscreen in a former exhibit

Science (STEM)

See how science, technology, engineering, and math concepts are so important to how we travel around the city.  

Recommended for ages 2-5.

Family Workshop: Bridge-Building

Family Workshop: Pneumatic Subway

Object Spotlight: R-42 Subway Car

What does it mean when we say that something is accessible? In this Transit Tots, we’ll talk about how important it is to make sure that our public transportation can be used by as many people as possible. Learn about how bumps and lines on the floor can help people find their way around subway stations, and then make your own tactile floor using objects you have at home