February 23, 2013
New York Transit Museum
Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
$7 adults; $5 seniors; $5 children ages 2-17
Kids will observe Bill Brand's Arts for Transit installation, Masstransiscope, which brings the optical illusion created by zoetropes to subway riders on the Q train in downtown Brooklyn. They will design these simple animation devices, and learn how to tell stories by creating the illusion of motion.
Address: Boerum Pl. at Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
About New York Transit Museum
Standard hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
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