130 Livingston Street (btwn Court St. & Boerum Pl.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 694-1600 | website | map
Nearest subway station: 2-3-4-5 @ Borough Hall or A-C-F-N-R @ Jay St.-MetroTech
Nearest elevator subway station: 2-3-4-5 @ Borough Hall or A-C-F-N-R @ Jay St.-MetroTech
Tues-Fri 10AM-4PM | Sat-Sun 11AM-5PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Focus: The history and evolution of the NYC public transit system.
Appealing to kids: For little transit buffs, everything! More specifically, the museum – housed in a former subway station – offers interactive exhibits on the mechanics of subways and buses, as well as actual subway cars and buses to board and (pretend to) refuel and drive. On Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30PM, there are programs for children, free with museum admission.
Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (62+) and Children (2-17) $5, Members Free, Seniors on Wednesdays Free.
Stroller policy: You may bring your stroller throughout the museum, but if you prefer there is stroller parking in the cafeteria, at the back of the museum. If you are just visiting the store near the entrance to the museum, there is short-term stroller parking there.
Elevators: No. The museum is located below ground. Wheelchairs have access to a lift at a separate entrance on Court & Schermerhorn Sts., but strollers have to descend the stairs at the main entrance.
Changing table: No.
Food & drink: There is a cafeteria for eating your own food, but there are no high chairs or supplies. Otherwise there are many restaurants and food shops/carts along Court St. and Boerum Pl., including a Shake Shack on Fulton St., just across from Borough Hall.
Other kid-friendly amenities: Birthday parties for children are available. The museum store stocks a wide variety of transportation-related toys and games, including the complete line of Munipals wooden trains. There is a Museum Gallery Annex and Store located at Grand Central Station.