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!