Need a rainy day activity? Consider the NY Transit Museum. Tucked into downtown Brooklyn, most visitors mistake the entrance for another subway stop. You'll need to walk down to this museum.
Parents will delight in the exhibits detailing the growth of NYC and the creation of the city's infrastructure--don't' miss the film River of Steel. Kids are drawn to the hands on portions of the museum--getting to drive a bus, steer a subway car or clamber on a trolley. Other highlights include the Dr. George T.F. Rahilly Trolley and Bus Study Center. The Center features over 50 detailed models of trolleys and work cars created by Dr. Rahilly, a trolley enthusiast whose painstaking depiction of every trolley that ever ran in Brooklyn. All in, this museum offers a fascinating look at how people have gotten around the Big Apple over the years.
And don't forget to stop by the shop--kids rally dig the subway tees.
Tuesday Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Phone (718) 694-1600
Adults $5Children 3 17 years of age $3
The New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201