New York Transit Museum — a great place for families!


We had heard the New York Transit Museum was a hit with the younger set. We found it did not disappoint, regardless of age!

The museum is located in an old subway station near Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NYC.

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Hands-on Fun for Kids

New York City Transit Museum Kid Activity Area

New York City Transit Museum Kid Activity Area – art supplies, puzzles, and toys

The museum has all sorts of kid friendly exhibits with nothing too precious, allowing every family member to relax.

The upper floor explains the history and social implications of mass transit in burgeoning New York City, along with toy size trains and a bus where kids can take the wheel.



Subway Cars from Every Era

New York City Transit Museum Subway Car Early 1900s

New York City Transit Museum Subway Car Early 1900s 

Downstairs are actual subway cars through the ages (1904 to contemporary times). Visitors are allowed to walk through, take a seat and imagine what it would have been like long ago.



History Exhibits

In addition to the general NYC and mass transit history displays, there is a section upstairs explaining the massive response by the MTA during events such as 9/11, Hurricane Irene, and the more recent Hurricane Sandy. When we visited, families moved their young ones on to the more lighthearted exhibits.


Store – Hours – Getting There

The museum store is full of kid friendly memorabilia as well as some interesting posters designed on behalf of the transit system.

New York Transit Museum — closed Mondays and holidays. Adults $7.00, children 2-17 $5.00, Seniors $5.00 (free on Wednesdays) and children under two are free.

We took the 3 from the Financial District to Borough Hall and then walked the short block and a half from there.


Happy Travels,

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