New York Transit Museum

New York, NY

Where are we going?

New York Transit Museum
99 Schermerhorn Street
New York


What is there to do?

The New York Transit Museum just happens to be the largest museum in the entire USA devoted to urban public transportation history! That's pretty impressive, so why not make a stop in this iconic museum on your next Brooklyn bound family day out!

The New York Transit Museum explore the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops that all convey the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. 

Kids, if you've ridden the subway, haven't you ever wondered how it all came about?

Since it's inception over a quarter century ago, the museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. 

The galleries feature a number of popular exhibits such as Steel, Stone, and Backbone, which recounts the tale of building New York City's 100 year-old subway system. Some of the are also highly interactive, such as On The Streets, an in-depth look at New York City's trolleys and buses. 

Make sure you spend some time checking out the museum's collections too, including a selection of restored train cars and buses from their vintage fleet!

A fascinating day out filled with the history of public transportation in New York, that might just change your perception when you next take the subway or the bus!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $5 (Ages 2 to 17)

Discount: Seniors are $5, but free on Wednesdays


Need a little extra help?

The New York Transit Museum is dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment to visitors of all abilities, and is wheelchair accessible.


When can we go?

10am - 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays, then 11am - 5pm weekends

Open year round but closed Mondays and major holidays


Any top tips?

They sometimes have specific family events so keep an eye out on their website!

I’m Hungry!

You are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy in their Lunch Room, - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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