Summer Camp Visits

Summer Camp Group Enjoying Visit to the New York Transit Museum

Summer Camp 2019

Navigation Nation: Finding Your Way Through New York and Beyond

PLEASE NOTE AS OF AUGUST 9TH WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019. SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER!

Visit the New York Transit Museum this summer for a wayfinding adventure in our decommissioned subway station! We will discover how maps have helped us build, describe, and navigate our world.  Campers will go on an interactive tour, see a performance, and help create a collaborative map.

Summer camp programs are for ages 4-12.  All group visits to the Museum must be reserved in advance.

Dates

July 2nd – August 16th

Spots are limited, don’t delay!

Times

Tuesdays – Fridays, 10:15am, 11:45am, or 1:30pm

Program Length: 75 minutes

Program Starts Program Ends Departure
10:15am 11:30am 11:30am
11:45am 1:00pm 1:00pm
1:30pm 2:45pm 2:45pm

Group Size and Payment

General Education Groups

Up to 15 participants (children and adults): $100.00 flat rate fee

Up to 30 participants (children and adults): $175.00 flat rate fee

Groups larger than 30 participants (children and adults) must book more than one program to accommodate the group.

Special Education Groups

Up to 12 campers and 5 chaperones: $75 flat rate fee

Additional chaperones pay $7.00 per person

A $100.00 credit card deposit is required for each group reservation at booking. Remaining balance will be settled upon entry to the Museum. Only cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. No personal or company checks, vouchers, or purchase orders.

Planning

Camp groups must have a reservation. Due to the Museum’s space limitations, groups visiting without a reservation will only be admitted as capacity allows and may not receive entry.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Requests are responded to within 5 business days. Please note that submitting a reservation request form does not guarantee a reservation.

Lunch

We strongly recommend that groups plan to eat lunch in one of the many nearby outdoor areas, such as Borough Hall, Columbus Park, Whitman Park, Cadman Plaza and McLaughlin Park. Please note that lunch tables are extremely limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:15 for an 11:45 program.

Arrivals and Departures

Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled start time. When possible, have students remain on the school bus or outside the Museum while the group leader handles payment.

Due to space constraints, groups arriving earlier than their scheduled time will be asked to wait outside the Museum.

Late arriving groups will receive an abbreviated program. If you are running late, please contact (718) 694 – 1848.

All groups must depart at their scheduled time. Groups may not self-guide before or after their program.

Accessibility

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, so plan to arrive 15 minutes before your program’s start time. For more information on accessibility options, including ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices, please click here.

Transportation

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.

Cancellations

All cancellation requests must be made via email at least two weeks in advance. Cancellation requests made less than two weeks in advance will forfeit the deposit paid.

Additional Information

For any additional questions, please call (718) 694-1848 or email [email protected].