The NY Transit Museum is located in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, to be exact. Right on the corner!
It’s open Tuesday – Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday- Sunday 11 AM to 5PM.
Admission: Adults $10, Kids $5
The girls had a play date with one of their best friends at the New York Transit Museum. This is the entrance of the museum. Yes, it is a subway station. Embarrassing moment alert* So we walked around for about 15 minutes back and forth looking for the museum building…not once did I think “maybe the TRANSIT museum is in a subway station.” nope! not once! So there we were, lost AF! We finally decided to ask for directions and of course, there it was, right in front of us. How embarrassing?! lol.
Luckily we made it on time for the workshop. There are different workshops that you may participate in. They are free with admission. This one was about making your own board game. You can check out the calendar here.
The museum is located inside of a historic subway station. There are two floors. The first floor is where you would see most of what the museum holds, such as the buses, subway art, and helpful things like restrooms, party rooms, and lunch tables. The second level is where all of the trains are stationed. That was the girls favorite part.
The girls really loved this museum, mainly because they were able to touch. They loved playing around, pretending to be the bus driver.
It was also very educational. Honestly, I’ve always wondered why those wave-like metal covers were installed over some of the subway vents. It turns out that they protect the subway from flooding, in the occasion of a hurricane like Sandy.
An old booth from when there were actual people that were probably helpful. LOL (no passive aggression towards the MTA)
The lower level
I wasn’t able to get a picture of the gift shop. It was so crowded and the girls were running wild lol. But we got the cutest buses!
Overall the museum was very fun. I didn’t expect it to be as fun as it was. Our favorite part was all of the trains.
Some things to keep in mind:
-the air conditioner is only in a few areas.
-NO cell phone service!
-Lunch tables, so you may bring your own lunch.
-the museum is IN the train station ( so don’t walk past it 100 times like we did)