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New York Transit Museum

Where: Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street • Tel: (718) 694–1600
Updated Apr. 27, 2011


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Upcoming events at this venue:

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New York Transit Museum hosts an exhibition celebrating the Verrazano Bridge’s 50th anniversary. Attractions include a timeline of the bridge’s construction, documentation and first-person perspectives of the construction, and notes and sketches from Robert Moses’ office. 11 am–5 pm.

Curves are found all around the New York City transit system — in the design of subway stations and tunnels. Children explore the designs and experiment with whirled and twirled materials to get a lesson in curvilinearity. For all ages.

Teams plan and construct wacky, winding machines. For children 6 years and older. 2–4 pm.

Discover the secrets of how current travels along the third rail to power the trains. For all ages. 10 am–1 pm.

Children work together to build a giant-sized model of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge while learning about the towers, anchorages, cables and deck that make this suspension bridge an engineering marvel. Suitable for children 5 years and older. 10 am–1 pm.

Check out the mystery relics from the museum’s collection and uncover fun history. All ages.

PLATFORM, a series of crowd-sourced programs, presents live performances, human bingo, walking men, interactive animation, and unlikely friendships – all set against the backdrop of our 1936 decommissioned IND subway station. 6:30 pm.

Come meet Curious George at "The Curious Commuter Train Party for Families." George hosts this special party and shares his love of travel and exploring the New York City Subways. Go on a subway safari scavenger hunt; assemble a model train and tinker with electric circuits. Advanced registration required. 6–8 pm.

Children 5 and older learn about the pneumatic subway. Inventor Alfred Ely Beach caused a sensation when he opened his experimental subway in 1870; children learn about his unique design and then use air power to conduct experiments. 6–8 pm.

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