Getting Around: Transportation in NYC

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August 18, 2013


Museum of the City of New York


Young elementary, Tween


Event description: From horse-drawn omnibuses to electric cars, transportation in New York City has undergone many changes since the 1800s. Explore how the waterways were used to move around the city of islands by visiting the installation of marine paintings and then head back to the classroom to discover other modes of transportation showcased in images from the museum's collection.

Using what you learned, you will then create a timeline of the evolution of transportation in the city, including your own ideas for future innovations that could include natural gas or hybrid vehicles.

Reservations are strongly recommended, except where noted. Email or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Harlem, NY 10029
Phone: 917-492-3371

About Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.


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