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New York Transit Museum Information

New York Transit Museum Info

Ticket Info:
Adults - $6; Children (3-17) - $4; Seniors (62+) - $4

Hours:
Tue.-Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat.-Sun. 12pm-5pm

When to Go:
Weekdays

Age Restriction:
All ages are welcome.

Nearest Transit:
Court St-Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5, M, R, W); Jay St (A, C, F); Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts (A, C, G)

Important Information

  • Seniors (62+) will receive free admission to the Transit Museum Brooklyn on Wednesdays.
  • The NYC Transit Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.

New York Transit Museum Quick Facts

  • The NYC Transit Museum is located in the unused Court Street subway station in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City.
  • The New York Transit Museum first opened on July 4, 1976.
  • The NYC Transit Museum offers 90-minute birthday parties for children ages 3 and up.

Address:
Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, US

Website: http://mta.info/mta/museum/index.html




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Overall:
3.5
Location:
3
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4
Guide:
3
Fun Factor:
4

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Mackenzie Webber

Joined: March 2011

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3.5
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Date of stay: 07/10

Great Deal on a Fun Museum - NY Transit Museum

Though not one of the most famous New York City museums, the New York Transit Museum is one of the most fun attractions in the City.  With a more than reasonable admission price, you'll want to keep bringing people back to this museum.  Whether you have kids with you or you are just traveling on your own, this museum is a fun and interesting way to spend an afternoon.

After seeing how the subway has evolved over the years, you'll gain a greater appreciation for the cramped subway you ride in today.  Before you head out of the NY Transit Museum, you should check out the gift shop.  You'll be able to pick up a cool NYC subway shirt that has a specific subway line on it.

 

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Robert Harrison

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
3.5
Location:
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Guide:
3
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 07/10

Perfect Museum for Everyone! - NY Transit Museum

Though it may not at first glance sound like a terribly exciting museum, the NY Transit Museum is a really fun place to spend your day.  Whether you are by yourself or have a couple of young kids, this museum has something to entertain everyone.  It's pretty interesting to see how the subway has evolved over the years and how it was originally built.  Also, your kids will enjoy playing in the old subway turnstiles and taking photos as they pretend to be bus drivers or subway attendants.

 

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Stimulating Interactive Exhibits on Public Transportation at the New York Transit Museum

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Features: Located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, in a historic 1936 IND subway station, the New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted exclusively to urban public transportation history. With its stimulating exhibitions and fun educational programs, the museum seeks to share with the general public the rich and vibrant history of New York's public transportation.

Why We Go: With exhibits on turnstyles, fare collection, trolleys, and buses, the New York Transit Museum offers almost endless opportunities for fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy looking at the historic buses and highly detailed models.

  • Impressive Collection: The New York Transit Museum boasts a vast collection of photographs, maps, drawings, documents, and artifacts relating to New York's transportation history. Antique turnstyles, historic buses, and commemorative subway tokens are just a few of the things on display at this fun NYC museum.
  • Guided Tours: The New York Transit Museum is pleased to offer guided tours for adults, active seniors, and retirees. These fascinating 90-minute tours highlight exhibitions on the building of New York's subways and the history of surface transportation.
  • Cleaning the Air: Clearing the Air is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors of the New York Transit Museum to learn about the evolution of fuel technologies and assess their environmental impact. Visitors will have the opportunity to visually compare old and new technologies and read about the steps being taken by Transit's Department of Buses to reduce harmful emissions.

Inside Knowledge: The New York Transit Museum was opened on July 4, 1976, as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration. While it was originally meant to be only a temporary exhibit, the museum proved popular, and it soon became a permament fixture in New York City. Now it is one of the premier museums in the United States dedicated to the history of public transportation.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Check Out On the Streets: One of the best exhibits at the New York Transit Museum is On the Streets: New York's Trolleys and Buses. In this interactive exhibit, you and your kids can wander through a simulated traffic intersection, a 12-seat bus, a refurbished 1960s "Fishbowl" bus cab, and a child-sized trolley.
  • Do Throw a Party: The New York Transit Museum is the perfect place for a birthday party. The museum's lively and knowledgeable staff will lead kids through fun, age-appropriate tours and assist with set-up and clean-up. Parties are 90 minutes long for children ages 3 and up. You can even purchase a subway-themed Party Pack with invitations, plates, cups, napkins, and tablecloths!
  • Don't Miss Steel, Stone, and Backbone: Another excellent exhibit at the New York Transit Museum is Steel, Stone, and Backbone: Building New York's Subways 1900-1925. Through 100-year-old pictures, artifacts, and period videos, you'll learn all about the construction of New York City's subway system.
  • Don't Forget the Models: Also housed at the New York Transit Museum is Dr. George T.F. Rahilly's collection of over 50 detailed models of trolleys and work cars representing every trolley that ever ran in Brooklyn.This is a must-see, even if you're not a trolley enthusiast.