September 15, 2013
Museum of the City of New York
Upper East Side
Young elementary, Tween
Free with admission: $10; $6 seniors, students; free for kids younger than 12
From horse-drawn omnibuses to electric cars, transportation in New York City has undergone many changes since the 1800s. Explore how water was used to move around this city of islands by visiting the installation of marine paintings, and then head back to the classroom to discover other modes of transportation 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.
Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10029
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.